Novelist Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 (roughly $65,175) Man Booker Prize for Bring up the Bodies, the second time she has taken the award.
Follow the links below to read excerpts from all the authors on the longlist. “I merely wanted novels that they would not leave behind on a beach,” said judicial chair Sir Peter Stothard, leading a panel of judges that included Dinah Birch, Amanda Foreman, Dan Stevens and Bharat Tandon.
If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists, 2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.
Free Samples of the 2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist
Nicola Barker for The Yips
Ned Beauman for The Teleportation Accident
Andre Brink for Philida
Tan Twan Eng for The Garden of Evening Mists
Michael Frayn for Skios
Rachel Joyce for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Deborah Levy for Swimming Home
Hilary Mantel for Bring up the Bodies
Alison Moore for The Lighthouse
Will Self for Umbrella
Jeet Thayil for Narcopolis
Sam Thompson for Communion Town