Man Booker Prize 2013 Longlist Announced

Literary enthusiasts are calling bookstores and public libraries to find copies of the 2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist novels that were announced today. The thirteen books are (in alphabetical order by author):

Five Star Billionaire: Tash Aw

We Need New Names: NoViolet Bulawayo

The Luminaries: Eleanor Catton

Harvest: Jim Crace

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman: Eve Harris

The Kills: Richard House

The Lowland: Jhumpa Lahiri

Unexploded: Alison MacLeod

TransAtlantic: Colum McCann

Almost English: Charlotte Mendelson

A Tale for the Time Being: Ruth Ozeki

The Spinning Heart: Donal Ryan

The Testament of Mary: Colm Toibin

I have read Harvest, TransAtlantic and The Testament of Mary. In my view, the best of the three is TransAtlantic. It is my understanding that several of the books are not yet available, but the publishers are working hard to get the books out to stores and libraries before the shortlist is announced on September 10.  

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