It is the first year that the Man Booker Prize has been open to writers from all over the world. Previously the award was restricted to writers from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations. A longlist of 13 books has been announced. It includes 6 Britons, 4 Americans, 1 Australian and 2 Irish writers.
The Dog by Joseph O'Neill
• Expected publication date: September 9, 2014.
How to be Both by Ali Smith
J by Howard Jacobson
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
• Expected publication date: August 12, 2014
Orfeo by Richard Powers
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
Us by David Nicholls
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler