Still wondering what to read this summer? The 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist was announced yesterday. Here they are, accompanied by picture of the official announcement (thanks Sigrid!):
- Five Star Billionaire – Tash Aw
- We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
- The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
- Harvest – Jim Crace
- The Marrying of Chani Kaufman – Eve Harris
- The Kills – Richard House
- The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
- Unexploded – Alison MacLeod
- TransAtlantic – Colum McCann
- Almost English – Charlotte Mendelson
- A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
- The Spinning Heart – Donal Ryan
- The Testament of Mary – Colm Tóibín
There are eBooks available for Five Star Billionaire, We Need New Names, Harvest, The Kills is available as 4 separate stories (Sutler, The Massive, The Kill and The Hit), TransAtlantic, A Tale for the Time Being, The Spinning Heart and The Testament of Mary.
Also note that some of these titles have not been published yet; undoubtedly these will be rushed to print.
The shortlist will be announced on September 10th, while the winner will be announced on October 15th.