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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Man Booker Prize 2016... "Man Booker Dozen"

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist!

On Wednesday of this week, The Man Booker Prize Longlist for 2016 was revealed! Out of these 12 books, 6 books will make it to the "short list", which will be revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. And finally on Tuesday, Oct. 25th the 2016 winner will be announced! There were a total of 155 submissions for this prestigious award, which is "a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK."

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

Have you read any of these yet?

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