The Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist 2018

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize has been announced.

Here is the full list of 13 titles:

Chair of 2018 judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, says: ‘Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the times, there were many dystopian fictions on our bookshelf – and many novels we found inspirational as well as disturbing. Some of those we have chosen for this longlist feel urgent and topical, others might have been admired and enjoyed in any year. All of these books – which take in slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, race – capture something about a world on the brink. Among their many remarkable qualities is a willingness to take risks with form.’

‘And we were struck, overall, by their disruptive power: these novels disrupted the way we thought about things we knew about, and made us think about things we didn’t know about. Still, despite what they have in common, every one of these books is wildly distinctive. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far and we’re looking forward to reading them again. But now we’ll have thousands and thousands of people reading along with us.’

Find out more about this year’s longlisted titles here. The 2018 shortlist will be announced on 20 September, 2018.

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