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The 2012 Man Booker Longlist has been announced

The 12 books were chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. The longlisted books were selected from a total of 145 titles.

The longlist is:

Author, Title (Publisher)

Nicola Barker, The Yips (Fourth Estate)

Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)

André Brink, Philida (Harvill Secker)

Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)

Michael Frayn, Skios (Faber & Faber)

Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)

Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)

Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)

Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)

Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)

Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)

Sam Thompson, Communion Town (Fourth Estate) 

There are five women and seven men on the list, nine are British, one Indian, one South African and one Malaysian. The youngest on the list is Ned Beauman at 27.

The shortlist of six authors will be announced on September 11.

Sir Peter Stothard said “Goodness, madness and bewildering urban change are among the themes of this year’s longlist.

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