Man BookerThe Man Booker longlist has been announced; it is the usual mix ox established literary authors (Jumpha Lahiri being the one notable name I recognized) and newcomers of all different backgrounds. The books will be condensed into a shortlist on September 10th, with the winner to be announced in October.

The longlisted books are:

 Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
 We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
 Harvest by Jim Crace
 The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
 The Kill by Richard House
 The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
 Unexploded by Alison MacLeod
 TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
 Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
 A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
 The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
 The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

Jason Boog over at GalleyCat has done us all the valuable public service of ferreting out free samples for all the already-published books (he notes a few of the entries are still slated for release). Check it out!


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