Man Booker Prize 2013

Man Booker 2013 logo blank space for croppingWell, it’s that time of year again. The longlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize  has just been announced. The “Man Booker dozen”, comprising thirteen titles, has been painstakingly selected from an overwhelming 151 entries. And what a diverse list it is! A mix of debut and established authors, from seven different countries. Here it is:

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Harvest by Jim Crace

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris

The Kills by Richard House

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unexploded by Alison MacLeod

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

The shortlist will be announced on 10 September, and the winner on 15 October. Good luck to all!

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