Man Booker Longlist 2016

South African-born Australian author J M Coetzee’s forthcoming novel The Schooldays of Jesus (Text, October) has been longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

The 13 books longlisted for the prize are:

  • The Sellout(Paul Beatty, Oneworld)
  • The Schooldays of Jesus(J M Coetzee, Text)
  • Serious Sweet(A L Kennedy, Jonathan Cape)
  • Hot Milk(Deborah Levy, Hamish Hamilton)
  • His Bloody Project(Graeme Macrae Burnet, Contraband)
  • The North Water(Ian McGuire, Scribner)
  • Hystopia(David Means, Faber)
  • The Many(Wyl Menmuir, Salt Publishing)
  • Eileen(Ottessa Moshfegh, Jonathan Cape)
  • Work Like Any Other(Virginia Reeves, Scribner)
  • My Name is Lucy Barton(Elizabeth Strout, Viking)
  • All That Man Is(David Szalay, Jonathan Cape)
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing(Madeleine Thien, Granta)

Coetzee is the only previous winner to make this year’s longlist, having won in 1983 for Life & Times of Michael K(Vintage) and 1999 for Disgrace (Vintage), and Levy the only other author previously shortlisted.