Booker 2015It’s Booker season! I highly recommend heading over to The Mookse and the Gripes forum, where several Booker Prize veterans are talking about the books and the longlist. If you want to become a member of the forum so you can contribute your own thoughts (which we’d love), you’ll have to email me as I get too much spam to keep it an open forum. I’ll try to update this post throughout the day as I read reports on what people think.

Here is this year’s longlist:

  • Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg (US)
  • The Green Road, by Anne Enright (Ireland)
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James (Jamaica)
  • The Moor’s Account, by Laila Lalami (US)
  • Satin Island, by Tom McCarthy (UK)
  • The Fisherman, by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)
  • The Illuminations, by Andrew O’Hagan (UK)
  • Lila, by Marilynne Robinson (US)
  • Sleeping on Jupiter, by Anuradha Roy (India)
  • The Year of the Runaways, by Sunjeev Sahota (UK)
  • The Chimes, by Anna Smaill (New Zealand)
  • A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anny Tyler (US)
  • A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara (US)
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