2018 Man Booker Longlist Announced

The 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist has been announced, consisting of six writers from the U.K., three from the U.S., two from Ireland, and two from Canada. The list was chosen from 171 submissions—the highest number of titles put forward in the prize’s 50-year history—published in the U.K. and Ireland between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the U.K. and Ireland. This is the first year that novels published in Ireland are eligible for the prize, following a change in rules announced at the start of 2018.

Longlisted this year are:

  • Belinda Bauer (U.K.), Snap (Bantam Press)
  • Anna Burns (U.K.), Milkman (Faber & Faber)
  • Nick Drnaso (U.S.), Sabrina (Granta Books)
  • Esi Edugyan (Canada), Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Guy Gunaratne (U.K.), In Our Mad And Furious City (Tinder Press)
  • Daisy Johnson (U.K.), Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)
  • Rachel Kushner (U.S.), The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)
  • Sophie Mackintosh (U.K.), The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Michael Ondaatje (Canada), Warlight (Jonathan Cape)
  • Richard Powers (U.S.), The Overstory (Willian Heinemann)
  • Robin Robertson (U.K.), The Long Take (Picador)
  • Sally Rooney (Ireland), Normal People (Faber & Faber)
  • Donal Ryan (Ireland), From A Low And Quiet Sea (Doubleday Ireland) 
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