Man Booker Prize Longlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language, and published in the UK. The prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. This is the second year that the prize is open to American writers.
(I am very excited to see that my favorite book of the year, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is on the list – Liz)

– The longlist was announced on Wednesday 29 July 2015
– The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 15 September 2015
– The winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October 2015.


Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
available in paperback

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
available in hardcover 9/8/2015

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
not yet available in the U.S.

The Green Road by Anne Enright
available in hardcover

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
not yet available in the U.S.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Available in hardcover
My favorite book of the year, please may it win! – Liz

Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Available in hardcover now, available in paper 10/6/2015

The Chimes by Anna Smaill
not yet available in the U.S.

The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan
available in hardcover

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
available in hardcover

The Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma
available in hardcover

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
available in hardcover

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
– available in paperback 8/18/2015