Awards: Man Booker Longlist (or How Many Books Can You Read Before October?)

“All of [these books] do something exciting with the language they have chosen to use.”
-Judge Michael Wood

The Man Booker Prize is an annual award honoring what is considered to be the finest literary writing. While only books published in the UK the year of the award are eligible, for the second year in a row writers from other countries are considered as long as the novel was originally written in English. The Longlist, also known as the Booker’s Dozen, was announced July 29, 2015. The Shortlist will be announced Tuesday, September 15, 2015 with the winner being announced on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Looking for a fun challenge? Try to see how many you can read before the prize is announced! Check out the copies below at MPPL:

Cover of The Moor's AccountThe Moor’s Account
by Laila Lalami

Cover of A Brief History of Seven KillingsA Brief History of Seven Killings
by Marlon James

Cover of LilaLila
by Marilynne Robinson









Cover of A Spool of Blue ThreadA Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler

Cover of The FishermenThe Fishermen
by Chigozie Obioma

Cover of Satin IslandSatin Island
by Tom McCarthy









Cover of The Green RoadThe Green Road
by Anne Enright

Cover of Did You Ever Have a FamilyDid You Ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg

Cover of A Little LifeA Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara