Booker longlist of 12 books includes Hilary Mantel, Will Self, and 4 first novelists

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Booker longlist of 12 books includes Hilary Mantel, Will Self, and 4 first novelists

Jul 25 2012

The Booker Prize longlist has been announced including four first novelists (indicated by asterisks below):

  • Nicola Barker, The Yips
  • Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident
  • Andre Brink, Philida
  • Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
  • Michael Frayn, Skios
  • Deborah Levy, Swimming Home
  • Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
  • Will Self, Umbrella
  • Jeet Thayil*, Narcopolis
  • Sam Thompson*, Communion Town
  • Alison Moore*, The Lighthouse
  • Rachel Joyce*, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Source: BBC News

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