Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Man Booker Longlist 2012 Announced

This years longlist for the Booker Prize has been announced. The nominees are :

Nicola Barker, The Yips (Fourth Estate)
Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
André Brink, Philida (Harvill Secker)
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Michael Frayn, Skios (Faber & Faber)
Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)
Sam Thompson, Communion Town (Fourth Estate)

Excited to see Bring Up The Bodies there, and am currently reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage, all other novels are unknown quantities to me but I am excited to see the inclusion of Tan Twan Eng. These novels will be coming to a blog near you! 

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