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Long List Man Booker Prize Announced

abstract:The judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 27 July, announced the longlist for the prize. It is the leading literary award in the English speaking world. A total of 138 books, 14 of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the Man Booker Dozen longlist of 13 books. The chair of judges, Andrew Motion, commented:"Here are thirteen exceptional novels - books we have chosen for their intrinsic quality, without reference to the past work of their authors. Wide-ranging in their geography and their concern, they tell powerful stories which make the familiar strange and cover an enormous range of history and feeling. We feel confident that they will provoke and entertain." A glance over the list you will see some familiar authors who've won literary prizes, or nominations for the Man Booker in previous years. I'm always a little disappointed there aren't more fresh names in literary contests, however it is always a pleasure to read an author you know and can compare the progression of their work. Order one or three from the list and take your chances picking the winner. This will be announced on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC Ten O'Clock News. The prize is worth 50,000 and brings the author increased sales and worldwide recognition. The list is:


July 27, 2010

Man Booker Baker's Dozen

  • Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
  • Emma Donoghue Room: A Novel (Pan MacMillan - Picador)
  • Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin - Fig Tree)
  • Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)
  • Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
  • Andrea Levy The Long Song: A Novel (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)
  • Tom McCarthy C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
  • David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel
    (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)
  • Lisa Moore February (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
  • Paul Murray Skippy Dies: A Novel (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)
  • Rose Tremain Trespass: A Novel (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
  • Christos Tsiolkas The Slap: A Novel (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)
  • Alan Warner Stars in the Bright Sky (Random House - Jonathan Cape)



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