Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Counting Down to the 2013 Man Booker Prize: The Longlist

I always look forward to this time of year - the announcement of the Man Booker Prize longlist!  Hailed as "The Man Booker dozen 2013", the prize website announces that these titles "comprise an eclectic list of 13 novels that will surprise and intrigue in equal measure". The Telegraph says "this longlist is an incitement to read...[it] is dominated by epic tales that criss-cross the globe." Your ABC Library catalog has quite a few of these titles already...place your holds now!

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Five-Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

Harvest by Jim Crace

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo

Keep watching for more Man Booker updates! The shortlist will be announced in September, and the winner in October. See the Man Booker website for a full list of nominees and other information.

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