The Man Booker Prize longlist for 2017, is now announced. We have the books ready to be borrowed from the library today; follow this link to find the long-list on our catalogue.
As usual, Warwickshire Super Reader’s Group, (made up of readers across the county) will be shadowing the prize, and reading all six shortlisted titles in 5 weeks. They will then vote for the Warwickshire Winner.
If you are interested in joining the group, then do drop me a line
So, here’s the long-list, do let us know which ones you’ll be reading and if you think you’ve spotted the winner! (Last year’s winner was Paul Beatty for The Sellout).
4321 by Paul Auster
Days without End by Sebastian Barry
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Autumn by Ali Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The shortlist will be announced on 13th September, and the winner on 17th October.
On the longlist (Booker’s Dozen) , there are three debut novels: Elmet, History of Wolves and Lincoln in the Bardo
Previous winner, Arundhati Roy (God of Small Things) is joined by previously short-listed writers: Ali Smith (Hotel World, The Accidental, How to be Both) , Zadie Smith (On Beauty) , Sebastian Barry ( A Long Long Way Down, The Secret Scripture, On Canaan’s Side) and Mohsin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist)
There are four UK writers, four US, two Irish, two UK-Pakistani, and one Indian writer. The list is very diverse.
Judges this year are Baroness Lola Young, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Sarah Hall, Tom Phillips and Colin Thubron.
All books will be available to order on Warwickshire’s catalogue, so do have a look at some of them.