Out of 151 nominated titles, here are the 13 that have made it on to the 45th Man Booker Prize longlist this year.
The judges of this year’s prize are Robert Macfarlane, Martha Kearney, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Natalie Haynes and Stuart Kelly. The judges will announce the shortlist in September, with the winner of the £50,000 winner named on 15 October.
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Unexploded by Alison Macleod, a sequel to The Wave Theory of Angels
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
Five Star Billionnaire by Tash Aw
The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Harvest by Jim Crace – Crace claims this will be his last novel.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Kills by Richard House