This year’s Booker prize longlist has been announced. The list will be whittled down to six in September, before the winner is announced in October.


Paul Beatty  – The Sellout 

J.M. Coetzee – The Schooldays of Jesus

A.L. Kennedy  – Serious Sweet

Deborah Levy – Hot Milk 

Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project 

Ian McGuire – The North Water 

David Means – Hystopia 

Wyl Menmuir –The Many

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

Virginia Reeves – Work Like Any Other 

Elizabeth Strout – My Name Is Lucy Barton

David Szalay  – All That Man Is

Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing