Sunday, July 28, 2013

BW31: The Man Booker Prize Long List for 2013

The long list for The Man Booker Prize for 2013 has just been announced this past week and there are some very interesting books on the list, some of which I've already added to my wishlist.  The Booker Prize foundation is a registered charity sponsored by The Man Group, an alternate investment management business.  The prize is awarded to the best full length novel written by an author who is a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland and published in the United Kingdom for the first time in the year of the prize. The story must be written in English and can not be self published.

The nominees are:

A Tale for the Time Being by  Ruth Ozeki

Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw 
Harvest by Jim Crace

The Kills by Richard House 

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Luminaries by  Eleanor Catton 

The Spinning Heart by  Donal Ryan 

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin 

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann 

Unexploded by Alison MacLeod 

We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo

The shortlist will be announced September 10, 2013 and the winner on October 15, 2013 and the prize to the winner is £50,000.


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