Man Booker Prize longlist of 13 books announced

Two Canadians made the cut

Two Canadian authors have made it onto the longlist for the £50,000 ($80,000) Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lisa Moore of St. John’s, N.L., was nominated for the novel February, and Emma Donoghue of London, Ont., was recognized for her novel Room. The other longlisted books include: Parrot and Oliver in America, by Peter Carey; The Betrayal, by Helen Dunmore; In a Strange Room, by Damon Galgut; The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson; The Long Song, by Andrea Levy; C, by Tom McCarthy; The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell; Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray; Trespass, by Rose Tremain; The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas; and The Stars in the Bright Sky, by Alan Warner. The Booker shortlist of six books will be announced Sept. 7, and then a winner will be declared on Oct. 12.

Vancouver Sun


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