Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012

The hotly-awaited longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize was announced this afternoon. It looks like this:

Nicola Barker - The Yips (Fourth Estate)
Ned Beauman - The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
Andre Brink - Philida (Harvill Secker)
Tan Twan EngThe Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon)
Michael Frayn - Skios (Faber & Faber)
Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
Deborah Levy - Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore - The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self - Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil - Narcopolis (Faber and Faber)
Sam Thompson - Communion Town (Fourth Estate)

"We did not set out to reject the old guard but, after a year of sustained critical argument by a demanding panel of judges, the new has come powering through.” said Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, who is chairing the judging panel this year.

The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 11th September, and the winner of the £50,000 prize at London's Guildhall on Tuesday 16th October 2012.

The longlisted books were selected from a total of 145 titles, 11 of which were called in by the judges. Over at the Literary Saloon, M.A.Orthofer continues to campaign for the list of nominated titles to be made public. it is hard to understand why other prizes, notably The IMPAC prize, do it but the Booker will not. Add to My MSN Add to My Yahoo! Add to Google - Get paid to have your say


At Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:13:00 PM GMT+1, Blogger CookInDineOut said...

Any guesses for the shortlist? I'm hoping Mantel, Barker and Joyce make the list.


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