South African writer, André Brink has once again made it to the longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Brink had previously been shortlisted for two of his novels: An Instant in the Wind (1976) and Rumours of Rain (1978). This year, he made the longlist with his new novel, Philida.
Author, Title (Publisher)
Nicola Barker, The Yips (Fourth Estate)
Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
André Brink, Philida (Harvill Secker)
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Michael Frayn, Skios (Faber & Faber)
Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)
Sam Thompson, Communion Town (Fourth Estate)
The shortlist will be announced on 11 September and the eventual winner revealed on 16 October. Visit here for more.