The longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize has been announced, as selected by the panel of Dinah Birch, Amanda Foreman, Dan Stevens, Bharat Tandon, and chair Sir Peter Stothard. The books are as follows (with links to our reviews):

The Yips by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate)

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (Sceptre)

Philida by André Brink (Harvill Secker)

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books)

Skios by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday)

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (And Other Stories)

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt)

Umbrella by Will Self (Bloomsbury)

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber)

Communion Town by Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate)

The 2011 Booker longlist included 13 books. The shortlist narrowed the list to five books, with Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending taking the prize. Barnes's novel has gone on to sell well over 150,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen BookScan.