The longlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced today. The list includes 4 first-time novelists (Yvvette Edwards, A.D. Miller, Patrick McGuinness, and Stephen Kelman), as well as a previous winner (Alan Hollinghurst, 2004), two authors previously shortlisted (Julian Barnes and Sebastian Barry), and one author (Carol Birch) longlisted in 2003.
The list also includes books not currently available in the U.S. These titles are noted on our list with an asterick (*).
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape-Random House)--available in the U.S. January 2012
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry (Faber)--available this fall in the U.S.
Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (Canongate Books)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (Granta)
*Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Serpent's Tale-Profile)
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst (Picador-Pan Macmillan)
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards (Oneworld)
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (Bloomsbury)
*The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness (Seren Books)
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller (Atlantic)
Far to Go by Alison Pick (Headline Review)
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (Sandstone Press)
Derby Day by D.J. Taylor (Chatto & Windus-Random House)
The shortlist will be announced September 6. The winner will be announced October 18. In all, 138 books were considered for the award. Congratulations to all the longlisted authors.