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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the 'Man Booker Dozen' - is announced today, Tuesday 26 July. The 13 books on the list include: one former Man Booker Prize winner; two previously shortlisted writers and one longlisted author; four first time novelists and three Canadian writers. The list also includes three new publishers to the prize - Oneworld, Sandstone Press and Seren Books. The titles were chosen by a panel of five judges chaired by author and former Director-General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington. A total of 138 books, seven of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the 'Man Booker Dozen' longlist. They are:

* 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)

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