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Man Booker 2018 Longlist

Here are the books which have been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. These selected books were narrowed down from a whopping 171 books, the highest amount of submissions in the prize’s history.


Belinda Bauer – Snap (Bantam Press)

Anna Burns – Milkman (Faber & Faber)

Nick Drnaso Sabrina (Granta Books)

Esi Edugyan – Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

Guy Gunaratne – In Our Mad And Furious City (Tinder Press)

Daisy Johnson Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

Rachel Kushner – The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

Sophie Mackintosh – The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton)

Michael Ondaatje – Warlight (Jonathan Cape)

Richard Powers – The Overstory (William Heinemann)

Robin Robertson – The Long Take (Picador)

Sally Rooney Normal People (Faber & Faber)

Donal Ryan From A Low And Quiet Sea (Doubleday Ireland)


A few interesting facts provided by the Man Booker Prize foundation:

  • Four debut novels are recognised by the judges, and four authors are under the age of 30.
  • Golden Man Booker winner Michael Ondaatje makes the list with his latest novel Warlight.
  • Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina is the first graphic novel to reach a Man Booker Prize longlist.
  • The longlist consists of six writers from the UK, three from the US, two from Ireland and two from Canada.
  • Esi Edugyan was previously shortlisted for the prize, and Donal Ryan and Richard Powers have both been longlisted.

The shortlist will be announced on 20th September.