2018 Man Booker Prize longlist

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world. The prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize, which has recognised many of the defining novels of the last half century and continues to celebrate the finest fiction.

The Man Booker Prize 2018 Longlist has been announced and for the first time it includes a graphic novel (Sabrina by N. Drnaso).

Click on the titles below to reserve!

The Shortlist titles will be announced on the 20th September and the winner will be chosen on the 16th of October 2018.

Snap by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber & Faber)
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (Granta Books)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Serpent’s Tail)
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne (Tinder Press)
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape)
The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh (Hamish Hamilton)
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Jonathan Cape)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (William Heinemann)
The Long Take by Robin Robertson (Picador)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)

The Man Booker winner 2016

Paul Beatty -The SelloutThe Man Booker has announced its 2016 winner today. Selected from 6 shortlisted authors, Paul Beatty‘s The sellout has won this year’s The Man Booker Prize, the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift.

From the judging panel:

The Sellout is one of those very rare books: which is able to take satire, which is a very difficult subject and not always done well, and plunges it into the heart of contemporary American society with a savage wit of the kind I haven’t seen since Swift or Twain.” Continue reading

Man Booker Longlist 2014

I know I often look for a good book to read from one list to another, and wonder what will be the next amazing one I’d love. Of course I wouldn’t dismiss any books listed by the Man Booker. In fact it has produced some very good books. Now the longlist for this year, 2014, has been announced. Richard Flanagan, the famours Aussie writer, is one of 13, longlisted for his The narrow road to the deep north.

If you’re not sure which one you’d like to read, why not try and borrow one or two from your local library, Parramatta Library?

I know you can’t judge a book by its cover. But you’d be glad to see some very good book covers. Here we are – all the book covers and all the titles. I just have to mention that all blurbs are from http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2014/jul/23/man-booker-prize-2014-longlist-in-pictures Continue reading

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2013

Man Booker Prize Longlist for this year has come up and it is made up by 13 titles.

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate)

We Need New Names by No Violet 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 Kills 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 Tóibín (Viking)