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The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today, Wednesday 29 July 2015.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood, and also comprising Ellah Wakatama Al"                  </span>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><strong>The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/" target="_blank">Man Booker Prize</a> is announced today, Wednesday 29 July 2015.</strong></p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://themanbookerprize.com/people/michael-wood-chair" target="_blank">Michael Wood</a>, and also comprising <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/ellah-wakatama-allfrey" target="_blank">Ellah Wakatama Allfrey</a>, <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/john-burnside" target="_blank">John Burnside</a>, <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/sam-leith" target="_blank">Sam Leith</a> and <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/frances-osborne" target="_blank">Frances Osborne</a>. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s prize.</p>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">This is the second year that the prize, first awarded in 1969, has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.  Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK & Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">The 2015 longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, is:</p>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/bill-clegg" target="_blank">Bill Clegg</a> (US) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/did-you-ever-have-family" target="_blank"><em>Did You Ever Have a Family</em></a> (Jonathan Cape)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/anne-enright" target="_blank">Anne Enright</a> (Ireland) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/green-road" target="_blank"><em>The Green Road</em></a> (Jonathan Cape)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/marlon-james" target="_blank">Marlon James</a> (Jamaica) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/brief-history-seven-killings" target="_blank"><em>A Brief History of Seven Killings</em></a> (Oneworld Publications)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/laila-lalami" target="_blank">Laila Lalami</a> (US) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/moors-account" target="_blank"><em>The Moor's Account</em></a> (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/tom-mccarthy" target="_blank">Tom McCarthy</a> (UK) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/satin-island" target="_blank"><em>Satin Island</em></a> (Jonathan Cape)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/chigozie-obioma" target="_blank">Chigozie Obioma</a> (Nigeria) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/fishermen" target="_blank"><em>The Fishermen</em></a> (ONE, Pushkin Press)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/node/603" target="_blank">Andrew O’Hagan</a> (UK) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/illuminations" target="_blank"><em>The Illuminations</em></a> (Faber & Faber)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/content/marilynne-robinson" target="_blank">Marilynne Robinson</a> (US) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/lila" target="_blank"><em>Lila</em> </a>(Virago)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/anuradha-roy" target="_blank">Anuradha Roy</a> (India) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/sleeping-jupiter" target="_blank"><em>Sleeping on Jupiter</em></a> (MacLehose Press, Quercus)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/sunjeev-sahota" target="_blank">Sunjeev Sahota</a> (UK) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/year-runaways" target="_blank"><em>The Year of the Runaways</em></a> (Picador)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/anna-smaill" target="_blank">Anna Smaill</a> (New Zealand) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/chimes" target="_blank"><em>The Chimes</em></a> (Sceptre)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/content/anne-tyler" target="_blank">Anne Tyler</a> (US) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/spool-blue-thread" target="_blank"><em>A Spool of Blue Thread</em></a> (Chatto & Windus)</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em"><a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/hanya-yanagihara" target="_blank">Hanya Yanagihara</a> (US) - <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/books/little-life" target="_blank"><em>A Little Life</em></a> (Picador)</p>
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<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Chair of the 2015 judges, <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/people/c-grayling" target="_blank">Michael Wood</a>, comments:</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">‘We had a great time choosing this list. Discussions weren’t always peaceful, but they were always very friendly. We were lucky in our companions and the submissions were extraordinary. The longlist could have been twice as long, but we’re more than happy with our final choice.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">‘The range of different performances and forms of these novels is amazing. All of them do something exciting with the language they have chosen to use.’</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">The judges were struck by the international spectrum of the novels, with the longlist featuring three British writers, five US writers and one apiece from the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, India, Nigeria and Jamaica. Marlon James, who currently lives in Minneapolis, is the first Jamaican-born author to be nominated for the prize. Laila Lalami, now based in Santa Monica but born in Rabat, is the first Moroccan-born.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">One former winner, Anne Enright, is longlisted. The Irish writer won the prize in 2007 with <em>The Gathering</em>. She is joined by two formerly shortlisted British writers: Tom McCarthy (2010, <em>C</em>) and Andrew O’Hagan (1999, <em>Our Fathers</em>, and longlisted for <em>Be Near Me, </em>2006). US author Marilynne Robinson has been shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize twice, in 2011 and 2013.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">There are three debut novelists on the list: Bill Clegg, Chigozie Obioma and Anna Smaill.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">Four independent publishers are on the list, with Garnet Publishing and Pushkin Press appearing for the first time.</p>
<p style="direction:ltr;font-size:14px;line-height:1.4em;color:#444;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0 0 1em">For the original report go to <a style="text-decoration:underline;color:#2585b2" href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-announces-2015-longlist" target="_blank">http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-announces-2015-longlist</a></p>
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