The Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist has been announced!

This year there are thirteen books nominated for the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prize.

Alan Hollinghurst’s well received novel, The Stranger’s Child, has been deemed an early favorite to win.

This year’s finalist include:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvette Edwards
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Pigeon English by  Stephen Kelman
The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness
Snowdrops by AD Miller
Far to Go by  Alison Pick
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by  Jane Rogers
Derby Day by DJ Taylor

(via The Guardian)

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2 Responses to “Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist”

  1. […] Alan Hollinghurst novel makes longlist for Man Booker Prize. […]

  2. 27 July 2011 at 4:37 AM #

    Twice in a decade? Highly unlikely. The Booker Prize is carefully weighted, with literary merit on the one hand (which ALL of Hollinghurst’s books have in spades) and the author’s social role on the other: The Line of Beauty was universally described as ‘the gay Booker’, and there will then be a Booker from a non-English writer, Irish or Indian, then a woman, then a punky one like ‘Vernon God Little’, followed by another magisterial tome by a great white man. Variety seems to be the order of the day.

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