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Congratulations to Our 2018 Man Booker Prize Longlisters

Jul 24, 2018 Blog

The Man Booker Prize is one of the most influential annual international literary fiction honors, open to writers of any nationality, writing in English. Congratulations to these six books published by Penguin Random House for making the longlist!

The longlist includes 13 total titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

 

Learn more about our six books in the running:

 

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

By Esi Edugyan

• TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate
• ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle
• WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
• FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE,... Read more >

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure

By Sophie Mackintosh

"A gripping, sinister fable!"--Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE l The Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men

King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three... Read more >

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Warlight

By Michael Ondaatje

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their... Read more >

The Long Take by Robin Robertson

The Long Take

By Robin Robertson

**Finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize**
**Winner of the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction**

From the award-winning British author—a poet's noir narrative that tells the story of a D-Day veteran in postwar America: a good man, brutalized by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed... Read more >

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People

By Sally Rooney

Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize
Winner of Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards
Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Award

A wondrous and wise coming-of-age love story from the celebrated author of Conversations with Friends

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular... Read more >

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

From a Low and Quiet Sea

By Donal Ryan

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD

A moving novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost, from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan.

For Farouk, family is all. He has protected his wife and daughter as best he can from the war and hatred that has torn Syria apart. If... Read more >

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