Last week the 2014 Longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced.
Previously for novels written in English and published in the UK, the Man Booker Prize now admits nominations from all over the world.
The six judges, headed by AC Grayling, have chosen this years Longlisted novels which includes six novels by British authors, four by Americans, two by Irish authors and one by our own Richard Flanagan.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
History of the Rain – Niall Williams
How to be Both – Ali Smith
J – Howard Jacobson
Orfeo – Richard Powers
The Blazing World – Siri Hustvedt
The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
The Dog – Joseph O’Neill
The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee
The Wake – Paul Kingsworth
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour – Joshua Ferris
Us – David Nicholls
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
The shortlist will be announced on 9th September 2014 and the winner on 14 October 2014.
Has anyone read any of these longlisted books? What do you think of the judge’s choice?