Man Booker Winners Become Reading Groups Picks
2011 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced
The Man Booker Prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008, aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.
THe 2011 Longlist
Julian Barnes–The Sense of an Ending
Sebastian Barry–On Canaan's Side
Carol Birch–Jamrach's Menagerie
Patrick deWitt– The Sisters Bothers
Esi Edugyan–Half Blood Blues
Yvvette Edwards–A Cupboard Full of Coats
Alan Hollinghurst–The Stranger's Child
Stephen Kelman–Pigeon English
Patrick McGuinness–The Last Hundred Days
Alison Pick– Far to Go
Jane Rogers–The Testament of Jessie Lamb
D.J. Taylor–Derby Day
The shortlist of six authors will be announced on September 6 and the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on October 18.
Which book do you choose?