Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist

A superb source of reading suggestions for fiction fans - The Man Booker Prize.

The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.

Here for your reading consideration  is the 2012 longlist:

by Ned Beauman

by Andre Brink

by Tan Twan Eng

Skios (M)
by Michael Frayn

by Rachel Joyce

by Hilary Mantel

by Will Self

by Jeet Thayil

by Sam Thompson

Not yet available in Canada:

The Lighthouse
by Alison Moore

Swimming Home
by Deborah Levy

The Yips
by Nicola Barker

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