Man Booker Prize Longlist Revealed

The nominees are in: the longlist for the 2009 Man Booker Prize was announced Tuesday. It consists of 13 titles, including two from former winners, four from past-shortlisted authors, and three books from first-time novelists. The titles include Summertime, by J.M. Coetzee, The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt, and William Trevor’s new novel, Love and Summer. The judges include broadcaster and author James Naughtie, and Michael Prodger, literary editor of The Sunday Telegraph. The shortlist will be announced on September 8th, and the winner will be announced on October 6.