Posted on: 20/09/2017
This year’s longlist of 13 Man Booker titles was selected by a panel of five judges: Baroness Lola Young (Chair); literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; former Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA; and travel writer, Colin Thubron CBE.
The list was chosen from 144 submissions published in the UK between 1st October 2016 and 30th September 2017.
The selected titles are:
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US)(Faber & Faber) Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland)(Faber & Faber) History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US)(Weidenfeld & Nicolson) Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK)(Hamish Hamilton) Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) (Canongate) Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) (4th Estate) Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals) The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India) (Hamish Hamilton) Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury Publishing) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury Circus) Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton) Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton) The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)