It’s here again – The Booker prize long list

image-mediumThis year’s Man Booker prize judges (Stuart Kelly, Natalie Haynes, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert Macfarlane and Martha Kearney) have already read a daunting 151 titles and they have reached the first stage towards the winning post with the newly announced long list. Here’s the exciting mix of 13 novels – links to the ones we’ve got  in stock already.

Further key dates are 10 September 2013 – Shortlist announcement; 15 October 2013 – Winner announcement.

The mix of titles is quite international and elclectic, looking forward to trying them


Five Star Billionaire Tash Aw (Fourth Estate)

We Need New Names  NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

Harvest  Jim Crace (Picador)

The Kills Richard House (Picador) 

TransAtlantic Colum McCann (Bloomsbury) 

A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)

The Spinning Heart Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)

The Testament of Mary Colm Tóibín (Viking)

Almost English – Charlotte Mendelson (Mantle) – On order

 The others are
The Luminaries Eleanor Catton (Granta)
The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)
Unexploded Alison MacLeod ( Hamish Hamilton) 
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman Eve Harris (Sandstone Press)