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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Longlist of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The longlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was released today.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty (U.S.)

The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee (South African-Australian)
Serious Sweet by A. L. Kennedy (U.K.)
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy (U.K.)
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet (U.K.)
The North Water by Ian McGuire (U.K.)
Hystopia by David Means (U.S.)
The Many by Wyl Menmuir (U.K.)
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (U.S.)
Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves (U.S.)
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (U.S.)
All That Man Is by David Szalay (Canada-U.K.)
                                              Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Canada)

The shortlist of six books will be announced on September 13 and the winner, on October 25. 

I’ve read only one of the books thus far.  See my review of My Name is Lucy Barton at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/01/todays-new-release-review-of-my-name-is.html.  I was so pleased to see the names of two Canadian writers.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, worth £50,000, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the U.K. between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016.  For more information, see http://themanbookerprize.com/fiction/news/man-booker-prize-announces-2016-longlist.