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Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist announced

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The list includes Arundhati Roy's follow-up to 1997's Booker-winning The God of Small Things and Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Arundhati Roy, whose second novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, published 20 years after her debut, is the only author on the longlist to have previously won the Booker. Fellow longlistees Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Mohsin Hamid and Sebastian Barry have all been shortlisted. American author Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Underground Railroad, which is longlisted for this year's Booker.

The longlist - the traditional Booker baker's dozen – is:

4 3 2 1, Paul Auster
Days Without End, Sebastian Barry
History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund
Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
Solar Bones, Mike McCormack
Reservoir 13, Jon McGregor
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
Autumn, Ali Smith
Swing Time, Zadie Smith
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The shortlist will be announced on 13 September, and the winner on 17 October.

 

 

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