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The Man Booker Prize 2016 Long List

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

Author (nationality) – Title

Paul Beatty (US) – The Sellout

J.M. Coetzee (South African-Australian) – The Schooldays of Jesus

A.L. Kennedy (UK) – Serious Sweet

Deborah Levy (UK) – Hot Milk

Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) – His Bloody Project

Ian McGuire (UK) – The North Water

David Means (US) – Hystopia

Wyl Menmuir (UK) –The Many

Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen

Virginia Reeves (US) – Work Like Any Other

Elizabeth Strout (US) – My Name Is Lucy Barton

David Szalay (Canada-UK) – All That Man Is

Madeleine Thien (Canada) – Do Not Say We Have Nothing


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