Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Booker Prize Longlist is announced

the booker longlist, 2010 
Every year I look forward to the release of the Booker Prize longlist.  Over the last few years, I've read the works of some excellent writers who've since become some of my favorites.  The longlist also determines what I'll be reading for the next two months. And it's here.

 According to the website for the Man Booker Prize, a total of 138 books were considered for this year's Booker Prize longlist. Out of those, 13 made it: 

Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador)
Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin - Fig Tree)
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy The Long Song
(Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)
Tom McCarthy C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet  (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)
Lisa Moore February (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)
Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House - Chatto & Windus)
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)
Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
(Random House - Jonathan Cape)

The bad news is that I've only read two of these (Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Slap). The good news is that I own a few of the others, so at least I can get a start before I have to turn to The Book Depository for the rest. So now, I guess it's time to get reading.


  1. Ill be keeping an eye on you blog for these! Quite a few of them appeal to m which is a surprise, the slap and Room being two of them

  2. Hi Jessica! I'm a bit surprised at some of the books that did NOT make it on the list, but oh well.

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Nancy! The TBR list continues to expand!

  4. You're welcome! Luckily I give myself two months (and there's one book, I think that's not even out until September) to get through the whole thing.

    That's a downside to reading what other people read...the growing mountain of books!


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