Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist Announced

By on July 31, 2016

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The 2016 Max Booker longlist has officially been announced. It features thirteen titles from authors around the world with books originally written in English and published in the U.K. between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016. Five of those listed were written by American authors and six of them by British writers. Six of the books were written by women and seven by men.

This year’s longlist was selected by 2016 judges’ chair Amanda Foreman, Jon Day, Abdulrazak Gurnah, David Harsent and Olivia Williams.

The £50,000 Man Booker Prize for fiction writing has been awarded since 1969. There were 155 submissions.

The winner of the 2016 prize will be announced on Oct. 25 in London’s Guildhall, which will be broadcast by the BBC.

Find the books that made it to this year’s longlist below.

Paul Beatty (US) – The Sellout (Oneworld)
J.M. Coetzee (South African-Australian) – The Schooldays of Jesus (Harvill Secker)
A.L. Kennedy (UK) – Serious Sweet (Jonathan Cape)
Deborah Levy (UK) – Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton)
Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) – His Bloody Project (Contraband)
Ian McGuire (UK) – The North Water (Scribner UK)
David Means (US) – Hystopia (Faber & Faber)
Wyl Menmuir (UK) – The Many (Salt)
Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen (Jonathan Cape)
Virginia Reeves (US) – Work Like Any Other (Scribner UK)
Elizabeth Strout (US) – My Name Is Lucy Barton (Viking)
David Szalay (Canada-UK) – All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape)
Madeleine Thien (Canada) – Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books)

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