2016 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

It’s that time again: Adventure Time Man Booker Prize time! According to the venerable organization’s press release:

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

To follow are the nominated titles, listed by country of origin, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible:

all that man isCanada

All That Man Is by David Szalay

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien


His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

serious sweetSerious Sweet by A.L. Kennedy

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

The North Water by Ian McGuire

The Many by Wyl Menmuir

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves


The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Hystopia by David Means

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

schooldaysSouth Africa / Australia

The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee



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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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