Author Title Publisher
Byatt, AS The Children's Book Random House - Chatto and Windus
Coetzee, J M Summertime Random House - Harvill Secker
Foulds, Adam The Quickening Maze Random House - Jonathan Cape
Hall, Sarah How to paint a dead man Faber and Faber
Harvey, Samantha The Wilderness Random House - Jonathan Cape
Lever, James Me Cheeta HarperCollins - Fourth Estate
Mantel, Hilary Wolf Hall HarperCollins - Fourth Estate
Mawer, Simon The Glass Room Little, Brown
O'Loughlin, Ed Not Untrue & Not Unkind Penguin - Ireland
Scudamore, James Heliopolis Random House - Harvill Secker
Toibin, Colm Brooklyn Penguin - Viking
Trevor, William Love and Summer Penguin - Viking
Waters, Sarah The Little Stranger Little, Brown - Virago
The chair of judges, James Naughtie, said today:
'The five Man Booker judges have settled on thirteen novels as the longlist for this year's prize. We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory, with two former winners, four past-shortlisted writers, three first-time novelists and a span of styles and themes that make this an outstandingly rich fictional mix.'
Chaired by broadcaster and author James Naughtie, the 2009 judges are Lucasta Miller, biographer and critic; Michael Prodger, Literary Editor of The Sunday Telegraph; Professor John Mullan, academic, journalist and broadcaster and Sue Perkins, comedian, journalist and broadcaster.
A total of 132 books, 11 of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen' longlist of 13 books.