Bookish Buzz: The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

Yesterday, the 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced. Founded in 1969, the prestigious £50,000 Man Booker Prize is “open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK.”



The 13 novels that made this year’s Longlist 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)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)

A panel of five judges chose these books from 144 submissions.

The Shortlist will be released on September 13th and the winner will be announced on October 17th.


Do you have a favorite from The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist? 

3 thoughts on “Bookish Buzz: The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

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  1. There are a few books on my TBR list that are here, but I haven’t actually read any of them yet. The Underground Railways and Days Without End are two that I really want to get my hands on. I loved George Saunder’s Tenth of December so I’m interested to see what his first novel is like!

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