This morning Booker Prize judges announced the 13-author “Man Booker Dozen” longlist for the 2009 edition of the £50,000 literary prize.
The judges sorted through 138 books to pick the prestigious longlist. The final list includes: Peter Carey for Parrot and Oliver in America and David Mitchell for The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet.
On Twitter, critics are already weighing in. Edward Champion wrote: “Notable Booker snubs: Martin Amis and Scarlett Thomas.” Novelist Ian Rankin wrote: “Keeping up a red-hot streak of form, yet again I have not read a single book on this year’s Booker long-list.”
The complete list follows after the jump.
Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 Longlist
Peter Carey Parrot and Oliver in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan — Picador)
Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin — Fig Tree)
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic — Atlantic Books)
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy The Long Song (Headline Publishing Group — Headline Review)
Tom McCarthy C (Random House — Jonathan Cape)
David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton — Sceptre)
Lisa Moore February (Random House — Chatto & Windus)
Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin — Hamish Hamilton)
Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House — Chatto & Windus)
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic — Tuskar Rock)
Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky (Random House – Jonathan Cape)