It’s wonderful to see an unpredictable array of longlisted Booker Prize nominees this year, including one we can claim as our own – author of The Schooldays of Jesus, South African-born J.M. Coetzee is now an Australian citizen.
Stand by for the shortlist announcement on September 13 and the winner of the 50,000 pound prize will be announced on October 25. Click through to find out more on each title.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee
Serious Sweet by A. L. Kennedy
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The North Water by Ian Mcguire
Hystopia by David Means
The Many by Wyl Menmuir
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
All That Man Is by David Szalay
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thein