Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Booker Prize Longlist 2013 Announced

Could anything pull me out of a blogging hiatus faster than a Booker Prize list?  I think not!  Just as a quick reminder, the Booker Prize is a literary prize chosen from a citizen of the British Commonwealth, including Ireland and Zimbabwe.  Here is the list for 2013:

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

 Harvest by Jim Crace

 The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris

 The Kills by Richard House

 The Lowland by Jumpha Lahiri

 Unexploded by Alison Macleod

 Transatlantic by Colum McCann

 Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

 A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

 The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

 The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

This is quite a list.  It looks pretty impressive.  The only author I've even read on this list is Lahiri, so I feel like I really should make a stab at this one.  Have you read any of these or see any that you would like to try out?


  1. I love Lahiri and can't wait to read her latest. Am also a fan of Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, and Ruth Ozeki... looks like we'll all have some good reading ahead!

  2. I've never even heard of most of these books.

  3. I read Colum McCann's book Let the Great World Spin. And I have Colm Toibin's novel Brooklyn sitting on my shelf waiting to be read...

    I might have to check some of these out!

  4. I like both Colum McCann and Colm Toibin and want to read both of the new ones. I could NOT get into Harvest at all. I want to read Lahiri's new one and a few other's look good. pretty sure some aren't out yet?