The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today. In an exciting battle for only one to rule them all, the road to winning the Man Booker Prize is not easy. From this "longlist," six books will be chosen later this year by a panel of judges for the "shortlist," and then eventually a single winner will emerge. Exciting!
Which of the books are your favorites?
Who do you think should win?
About the Man Booker Prize:
"First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is recognised as the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. The list of former winners features many of the literary giants of the last four decades: from Iris Murdoch to Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan to Hilary Mantel. The rules of the prize were changed at the end of 2013 to embrace the English language ‘in all its vigour, its vitality, its versatility and its glory’, opening it up to writers beyond the UK and Commonwealth." (From themanbookerprize.com)
The 2017 Man Booker prize longlist
4321 by Paul Auster
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (available Sept. 19th, 2017)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (available Nov. 14, 2017)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (available Aug. 15, 2017)
Autumn by Ali Smith
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead