Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Booker Prize Longlist

Indies dominate Booker longlist | The Bookseller:
"Indies have dominated the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, announced today (26th July), with nine of the 13 titles from independent publishers. Former winner, Alan Hollinghurst, has also been nominated for his much-praised The Stranger’s Child (Picador).

Sebastian Barry's On Canaan's Side (Faber), Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
, Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
, Esi Edugyan's Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail/ Profile) plus Scottish-based publisher Sandstone Press' The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers are all on the list.

Four debuts have made the 13: Stephen Kelman’s Pigeon English (Bloomsbury), A D Miller’s Snowdrops (Atlantic), Yvette Edwards’ A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld) and Patrick McGuinness’ The Last Hundred Days (Seren).

Random House has scored two, with Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape) and 
D J Taylor's Derby Day (Chatto), while Hachette has Alison Pick's Far to Go (Headline Review)
. However, titles published by Penguin and HarperCollins failed to make the longlist."

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