SA author makes Booker Prize longlist

South African author Andre Brink has been nominated for one of literature's most prestigious awards - the Booker Prize. (Gallo)

South African author Andre Brink has been nominated for one of literature's most prestigious awards - the Booker Prize. (Gallo)

The list contains four debuts. Hilary Mantel, whose book Bring up the Bodies is a sequel to the Booker-winning Wolf Hall, is the only previous winner.

Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng, nominated for The Garden of Evening Mists, is currently living in Cape Town.

Last year's award was won by veteran British author Julian Barnes, for his novel The Sense of an Ending.

The longlist
The Yips by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate)
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (Sceptre)
Philida by André Brink (Harvill Secker)
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books)
Skios by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday)
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (And Other Stories)
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt)
Umbrella by Will Self (Bloomsbury)
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber)
Communion Town by Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate)

The shortlist will be announced on September 11, and the winner will be announced on October 16.

 

 

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