2014 Man Booker Longlist

The Blazing WorldThe 2014 Man Booker Prize longlist, announced Wednesday, notably includes five Americans (if you count Irish/American Joseph O’Neill). Thanks to a recent rule change, this is the first time in 46 years that the prestigious fiction award has included writers from outside the U.K. and British Commonwealth. A shortlist of six contenders for the 50,000-pound ($85,000) prize will be announced September 9. Links to Booklist reviews, when available, have been included below.

The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt (American)

The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell (British)

History of the RainThe Dog, by Joseph O’Neill (Irish/American)

History of the Rain, by Niall Williams (Irish)

How to be Both, by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)

J, by Howard Jacobson, (British)

The Lives of Others, by Neel Mukherjee (British)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan (Australian)

Orfeo, by Richard Powers (American)

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthTo Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris (American)

Us, by David Nicholls (British)

The Wake, by Paul Kingsnorth (British)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler (American)

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