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The Man Booker Prize Announces Longlist

The judging panel for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced the longlist of books for this year.

They are as follows (individual links to Amazon for book descriptions):

*Tash Aw, The Harmony Silk Factory
*John Banville, The Sea
*Julian Barnes, Arthur & George
*Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way
*J. M. Coetzee, Slow Man
*Rachel Cusk, In the Fold
*Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
*Dan Jacobson, All For Love
*Marina Lewycka, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
*Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
*Ian McEwan, Saturday
*James Meek, The People’s Act of Love
*Salman Rushdie, Shalimar The Clown
*Ali Smith, The Accidental
*Zadie Smith, On Beauty
*Harry Thompson, This Thing Of Darkness
*William Wall, This Is The Country

The shortlist will be announced in September and the final winner announced in October.

The Book Prize is one of the most esteemed awards for authors. For a full history of the prize including previous winners, shortlisted authors and judges visit the official website. The site features the rules of entry, background information and breaking news.

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