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Booker Longlist


Fall symbolizes getting back into the grind. Resuming normal mode. It means to get busy with reading some of the books on the Booker Prize long-list.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
J by Howard Jacobson
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
Us by David Nicholls
The Dog by Joseph O’Neill
Orfeo by Richard Powers
How to be Both by Ali Smith
History of the Rain by Niall Williams

This year’s longlist was the first for the expanded prize, as the Man Booker Prize for Fiction now welcomes authors of any nationality as long as they are published in the UK and written in English. Lots of familiar names here. I need to get on with it, at least with some of my endearing authors like Niall Williams, Howard jacobson, and Richard Powers.


3 Responses

  1. I have heard RAVES about “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”. I’m going to take that on, right after listening to the new Tana French that is.

  2. That is a great list.

  3. The Booker short list was announced yesterday from the tail end of a news report I heard. The only book I heard that is on it is Richard Flannagan’s. I missed the others but should find out today.

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