2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced
It’s the day this book nerd has been waiting for since Eleanor Catton was declared the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize – today, the 2014 Man Booker Longlist was announced. Since its founding in 1969 the prize has been awarded to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, or Ireland. In 2013 the Man Booker Prize announced it would include American authors in its consideration for future prizes. Thus, the 2014 longlist includes four Americans – Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Richard Powers.
Six of the 13 books are yet to be released, but there’s nothing wrong with planning your fall reading list now. Without further ado, the 13 contenders:
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, to be released August 2014.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
J by Howard Jacobson, to be released September 2014
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, to be released September 2014
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
Us by David Nicholls, to be released October 2014
The Dog by Joseph O’Neill, to be released September 2014
Orfeo by Richard Powers
How to be Both by Ali Smith, to be released September 2014
History of the Rain by Niall Williams