29 July 2009

Man Booker Prize longlist

The 2009 longlist for Man Boooker Prize has been announced.

The Chair of the judging panel said:

The five Man Booker judges have settled on thirteen novels as the longlist for this year's prize. We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory, with two former winners, four past-shortlisted writers, three first-time novelists and a span of styles and themes that make this an outstandingly rich fictional mix.

The longlist is: