The much anticipated 2011 Man Booker longlist contenders were chosen from 138 suggested works of fiction. This reader's dozen includes 13 authors that are vying for the coveted Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The longlist of authors includes one former Man Booker prize winner, two previously shortlisted authors, one former longlisted writer, four debut novelists and three Canadian authors. Check out the list below, get reading and place your bets now!
shortlisted in 2005 for Arthur and George, 1988 for England England, and 1984 for Flaubert's Parrot
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
shortlisted in 2008 for The Secret Scripture and 2005 for A Long Long Way
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch
longlisted in 2003 for Turn Again Home
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (Canadian author)
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Canadian author)
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards (debut novelist)
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Man Booker winner in 2004 for The Line of Beauty and shortlisted in 1994 for Folding Star
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (debut novelist)
The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness (debut Canadian novelist)
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller (debut novelist)
Far to Go by Alison Pick (Canadian author)
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
Derby Day by D.J. Taylor
On September 6th, the longlist will be whittled down to a mere six to make up the 2011 Man Booker shortlist. The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be broadcast live on the BBC on October 18th. Along with the bragging rights, the winner takes home £50,000, the shortlisters get £2,500 and all six will receive a designer bound edition of their book!
BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY
To celebrate the 2011 Man Booker longlist, Random House Canada has a copy of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes to give to a lucky Bookalicious reader who leaves a comment below. If you've read any of the books on the 2011 Man Booker longlist then let us know.
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