26 July 2011

The Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist

The Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist is announced:

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)

Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)

Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)

Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)

Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail - Profile)

Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)

Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)

Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)

Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)

A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)

Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)

Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)

D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)

The shortlist of six authors will be announced on Tuesday 6 September. The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on Tuesday 18 October.


  1. Interesting selection, I wonder which six will be short-listed! Flighty xx

  2. It is an interesting list, I agree, Flighty. One of the books - "Snowdrops" - was the Book at Bedtime on BBC Radio 4 at the beginning of this year. I thought it was very good. I'm not familiar with the other books on the list. I'm sure they are all very good.