Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Man Booker Long-List Announced

The long-list for the Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday. The prize is given out an full-length novel written in English by an author of the Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe. There are two Canadians on the long-list this year: Lisa Moore, for her novel February (Random House - Chatto & Windus) and Emma Donoghue, for her novel Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador).

The other long-listed novels are:
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (Faber and Faber)
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore (Penguin - Fig Tree)
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen (Bloomsbury)
The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)
C by Tom McCarthy (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)
Trespass by Rose Tremain (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)
The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
The list was kerned from 138 novels published between Oct. 1, 2009 and Sept. 30, 2010. The short-list will be announced on Sept. 7 and the winner (who will receive £50,000 – or $80,000) will be announced Oct. 12. 

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