Man Booker 2O14The Man Booker Prize longlist has recently been announced, and it looks like this:

  • Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking)
  • Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus)
  • Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (Sceptre)
  • Howard Jacobson, J (Jonathan Cape)
  • Paul Kingsnorth, The Wake (Unbound)
  • David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Sceptre)
  • Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)
  • David Nicholls, Us (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Joseph O’Neill, The Dog (Fourth Estate)
  • Richard Powers, Orfeo (Atlantic Books)
  • Ali Smith, How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Niall Williams, History of the Rain (Bloomsbury)

This year’s longlist is noteworthy because it is the first Man Booker Prize to admit (English language) novels from around the world.

The judges, chaired by AC Grayling, will reconvene later this month in order to arrive at a shortlist of six titles. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday, 9 September 2014.

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