Man Booker Longlist 2017

July 27, 2017 | Viveca

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The longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 has been announced. Thirteen titles from 144 entries published in the United Kingdom in English between October 2016 and September 2017 have been selected. 

The 2017 judges are Baroness Lola Young (Chair), literary critic Lila Azam Zanganeh, novelist Sarah Hall, artist Tom Phillips and travel writer Colin Thubron. 

The longlist includes Arundhati Roy's second novel – she wrote her first, The God of Small Things, over 20 years ago (it won the Man Booker). There are two titles from Ireland, four from the UK, four from the US, and two from Pakistan. There are no Canadians on this year's list. 

The shortlist will be announced on September 13; the winner will be announced on October 17. The 2016 Man Booker Prize went to The Sellout by Paul Beatty. 

Read the coverage in the The Guardian.

Check out the longlist in pictures

Updated  Home Fire and Solar Bones are now available in the library catalogue!  Elmet is still not available in Canada. 

The longlist:

4 3 2 1, by Paul Auster Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund 

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (USA)


Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) 


History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (USA) 


Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid Solar Bones, by Mike McCormack Reservoir 13, by Jon McGregor

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan/UK)


Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) 


Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) 

Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy  Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India)  


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (USA) 


Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) 


  Autumn, by Ali Smith
Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Autumn by Ali Smith (UK)  


Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK)  


Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (USA)  



Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) not yet available in Canada. 


Related Posts:

Man Booker Longlist 2016

Man Booker Longlist 2015