The announcement of the 2011 Man Brooker Prize longlist for fiction honored a mix of seasoned vets — like shortlist regular Julian Barnes, pictured — as well as four authors nominated for their first novels: Yvvette Edwards, Stephen Kelman, Patrick McGuinness, and A.D. Miller. The shortlist of six books will be announced September 6, and we learn the winner of the £50,000 prize on October 18.
See the longlist in its entirety below.
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
Sebastian Barry, On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
Carol Birch, Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
Yvvette Edwards, A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness, The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller, Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick, Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor, Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)