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07/27/2010 12:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Booker Prize Longlist Announced For 2010

It's that time again... the Man Booker Prize has announced its 13-book longlist for 2010. The 50,000 pound literary prize will be announced this October, and the shortlist will be announced on September 7. The longlist includes novels that are already getting a lot of talk, like David Mitchell's "The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet," as well as a number of books that haven't gotten much attention yet.

Andrew Motion, the chair of judges, commented on the choices:

Here are thirteen exceptional novels - books we have chosen for their intrinsic quality, without reference to the past work of their authors. Wide-ranging in their geography and their concern, they tell powerful stories which make the familiar strange and cover an enormous range of history and feeling. We feel confident that they will provoke and entertain.

The full list follows:

Peter Carey, "Parrot and Olivier in America" (Faber and Faber)

Emma Donoghue, "Room" (Pan MacMillan - Picador)

Helen Dunmore, "The Betrayal" (Penguin - Fig Tree)

Damon Galgut, "In a Strange Room" (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)

Howard Jacobson, "The Finkler Question" (Bloomsbury)

Andrea Levy, "The Long Song" (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)

Tom McCarthy, "C" (Random House - Jonathan Cape)

David Mitchell, "The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet" (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)

Lisa Moore, "February" (Random House - Chatto & Windus)

Paul Murray, "Skippy Dies" (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)

Rose Tremain, "Trespass" (Random House - Chatto & Windus)

Christos Tsiolkas, "The Slap" (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)

Alan Warner, "The Stars in the Bright Sky" (Random House - Jonathan Cape)