The long list for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced. The Booker prize is the leading literary award in the English-speaking world and was first awarded in 1968 to reward the celebrate the best of fiction from writers in the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
The winner of this year’s prize is guaranteed £50,000, worldwide readership plus increased book sales. Each of the six shortlisted authors, including the winner, will receive £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their shortlisted book.
This year’s long list includes:
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan – Picador)
Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin – Fig Tree)
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic – Atlantic Books)
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy The Long Song
(Headline Publishing Group – Headline Review)
Tom McCarthy C (Random House – Jonathan Cape)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton – Sceptre)
Lisa Moore February (Random House – Chatto & Windus)
Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton)
Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House – Chatto & Windus)
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic – Tuskar Rock)
Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
(Random House – Jonathan Cape)
The winner of the prize will be announced on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner in London.