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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

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 | From the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling new novel, about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.

George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados... Read more >

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure

By Sophie Mackintosh

*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE*

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

"An extraordinary otherworldly debut... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world:... 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

**Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize**

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 to return to it, yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in... Read more >

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People

By Sally Rooney

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE 

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 and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud and intensely... Read more >

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

From a Low and Quiet Sea

By Donal Ryan

A new 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 they stay, they will lose their... Read more >

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