Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist

The Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist has just been 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)

I admit that I've not read a one of these novels yet and I have only heard of the deWitt book. Half Blood Blues looks interesting after a few minutes with Google.


  1. I've not heard of any of these either. Time to find out and see which ones jump out at me.

  2. I like the titles "A Cupboard Full of Coats" and "The Sisters Brothers."