It's the time of year again. For anyone interested in the Man Booker Prize - the longlist has been announced for this year:
- Bill Clegg (US) - Did You Ever Have a Family
- Anne Enright (Ireland) - The Green Road
- Marlon James (Jamaica) - A Brief History of Seven Killings
- Laila Lalami (US) - The Moor's Account
- Tom McCarthy (UK) - Satin Island
- Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) - The Fishermen
- Andrew O'Hagan (UK) - The Illuminations
- Marilynne Robinson (US) - Lila
- Anuradha Roy (India) - Sleeping on Jupiter
- Sunjeev Sahota (UK) - The Year of the Runaways
- Anna Smaill (New Zealand) - The Chimes
- Anne Tyler (US) - A Spool of Blue Thread
- Hanya Yanagihara (US) - A Little Life
The next date to look out for is 15 September, when the shortlist will be picked.
The winner will be announced on 13 October.