The longlist of 13 books was announced this afternoon, and 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 were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen' longlist.
The full longlist is:
- Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
- Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)
- Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail - Profile)
- Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
- Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
- Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
- A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
- Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
- Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)
The shortlist of six authors will be announced on Tuesday 6 September at a press conference at Man Group's London headquarters. The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on Tuesday 18 October at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC.
The winner will receive £50,000 and each of the six shortlisted authors, including the winner, will receive £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their book.