The Man Booker Longlist was announced today, and the books offer a surprising variety, from past award-winners to first-time authors, such as Stephen Kelman. The list even contains a thriller, a genre typically left out of literary prizes.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist will be announced September 6, and the winner will be announced October 18.
Check out the nominees!
Looking for more info on the nominees? Click here for Flavorwire's guide to the longlist.
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