I'm a little behind, since this list was announced yesterday, but oh well. It will be a little while until this list is whittled down to the shortlist, so you still have time to pick favourites. The shortlist will be announced on Sept. 6. Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive £2,500 and the winner of an additional £50,000 will be announced on Oct. 18.
There are three Canadians on the longlist this year – Patrick deWitt, Esi Edugyan, and Alison Pick – so patriotically speaking, they're the ones to watch (the publishers listed here are for the UK, since that's where the award is based).
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail - Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)