The Longlist is here! The Longlist is here!
No total left field picks this year … Nicole’s strategy backfired and I’m completely gutted to see that On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous didn’t make the list.
Booker Prize 2019: the longlist
Kevin Barry (Ireland) – Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate Books)
Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria) – My Sister, The Serial Killer (Atlantic Books)
Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK) – Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
Bernardine Evaristo (UK) – Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
Deborah Levy (UK) – The Man Who Saw Everything (Hamish Hamilton)
Valeria Luiselli (Mexico/Italy) – Lost Children Archive (4th Estate)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) – An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
Max Porter (UK) – Lanny (Faber & Faber)
Salman Rushdie (UK/India) – Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)
Jeanette Winterson (UK) – Frankissstein (Jonathan Cape)
So how did we do with our predictions?
Jen got 5
Book Worm got 2
Tracy got 4
Susie got 4
Anita with 6 (nicely done!)
Lisa got 1
Nicole got 5
Which books are you most excited to read?