Booker Prize Nominees Are Released!

The administrators of the Man Booker Prize released its longlist for this year’s award, a list of 13 novels that was notable for its diversity.

The Booker is Britain’s most prestigious literary award, given to an author in the former British Commonwealth and Ireland for what the judges consider the finest novel of the year.
Watch for the winner on October 15, 2013.

The Books On The Longlist Are:

“Five Star Billionaire” by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate)

“We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

“The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton (Granta)

“Harvest” by Jim Crace (Picador)

“The Marrying of Chani Kaufman” by Eve Harris (Sandstone Press)

“The Kill” by Richard House (Picador)

“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)

“Unexploded” by Alison MacLeod (Hamish Hamilton)

“TransAtlantic” by Colum McCann (Bloomsbury)

“Almost English” by Charlotte Mendelson (Mantle)

“A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)

“The Spinning Heart” by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)

“The Testament of Mary” by Colm Toibin (Viking).

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(For more information, a version of this article appeared in print on July 24, 2013, on page C3 of the New York edition of the New York Times with the headline: Booker Prize Nominees Are Named in Longlist.)

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