Man Booker Prize Longlist

Man Booker Prizelogo.pngLast 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?


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