20 October, 2021

Man Booker Longlist Announced for 2016

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The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced this week.  The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

Said Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges of the award: “From the historical to the contemporary, the satirical to the polemical, the novels in this list come from both established writers and new voices. The writing is uniformly fresh, energetic and important. It is a longlist to be relished.”

Here are the nominated works:

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


Congratulations to all the nominees!

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