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Man Booker prize 2011 longlist announced

Thirteen titles in contention for UK’s most prestigious literary prize

  • Alan Hollinghurst
Man Booker prize 2011 favourite Alan Hollinghurst. Photograph: Elisabetta Villa/Getty

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker prize has been announced, with Alan Hollinghurst almost certain to become the bookies’ favourite to win the overall prize this autumn.

The full longlist is:

• Julian Barnes  The Sense of an Ending
• Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side
• Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie
• Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers
• Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues
• Yvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats
• Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child
• Stephen Kelman  Pigeon English
• Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days
• AD Miller Snowdrops
• Alison Pick Far to Go
• Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb
• DJ Taylor Derby Day

The titles were chosen by a panel of five judges chaired by author and former director-general of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington. A total of 138 books, seven of which were called in by the judges, were considered.

The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 6 September, with the winner to be revealed at a ceremony on Tuesday 18 October.

 

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