Roy, Saunders, Smith Among Our 2017 Man Booker Prize 9 Longlisters

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Good news from London: The longlist of thirteen semi-finalists for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, one of the most influential annual English-language international literary fiction honors just announced, chosen from titles published in the UK between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Here are the nine entries published by Penguin Random House U.S., Canada, and UK imprints:  

AUTUMN by Ali Smith
U.S.: Pantheon Hardcover & E-Book; Anchor Paperback
Canada: Hamish Hamilton Canada
UK: Hamish Hamilton UK

DAYS WITHOUT END by Sebastian Barry
U.S.: Viking Hardcover & E-Book; Penguin Paperback
Canada: distributed Penguin Random House Canada

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
U.S.: Riverhead Hardcover & E-Book; Penguin Audio download
Canada: distributed by Penguin Random House Canada
UK: Hamish Hamilton UK

HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie
U.S.: Riverhead Hardcover & E-Book; Penguin Audio download
Canada: distributed by Penguin Random House Canada

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders
U.S.: Random House Hardcover & E-Book; Random House Audio
Canada: Penguin Random House Canada distribution

MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by Arundhati Roy
U.S.: Knopf Hardcover & E-Book; Random House Audio
Canada: Hamish Hamilton Canada
UK:  Hamish Hamilton UK

SWING TIME by Zadie Smith
U.S.: Penguin Press Hardcover & E-Book; Penguin Books Paperback; Penguin Audio
Canada: Hamish Hamilton Canada
UK: Hamish Hamilton UK

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
U.S.: Doubleday HC & E-Book; Random House Audio
Canada: Penguin Random House Canada distribution
Spain/Latin America: Literatura Random House/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Fall 2017

In addition, in Canada, 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster is published McClelland & Stewart.

Penguin Random House Publishers Services distributes Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Soho Press) in the U.S. and Canada.

We heartily congratulate our semi-finalists and their publishers.  Fingers crossed for them to next join the Shortlist announced September 13.  The Prize will be awarded the evening of October 17.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.  The rules of the prize were changed at the end of 2013 to embrace the English language “in all its vigor, its vitality, its versatility and its glory,” opening the competition up to writers beyond the UK and Commonwealth.

Here is the complete 2017 Man Booker Prize longlist: http://themanbookerprize.com/fiction

Posted: July 27, 2017