Wednesday 27 July 2011

Man Booker Prize longlist announced

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced yesterday:

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail - Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)

John McAuliffe, Vona Groake, MJ Hyland, Ian McGuire and Jerome de Groot will be discussing the Booker (amongst other prizes) in a special session at the Manchester Literature Festival in October, and Nick Turner will be giving a paper on prize culture on the 19 October to the EAS Research Seminar (all welcome).

How many have you read? Remember to add your selections to #EASsummerreading

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