The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was revealed today, including four first-time novelists. We’ve doggedly researched these thirteen finalists, finding free samples of these books scattered across three continents–a number of titles aren’t even available in the U.S. yet.
Follow the links below to read excerpts from these books. The shortlist will be revealed on September 6th and the winner will be announced on October 18th.
If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the Hugo Award nominees, the Best Cookbooks of 2010, the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nominees, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, the 2011 Edgar Awards finalists, the 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards winners, the 2011 Book Critics Circle Awards finalists, the Best Translated Books longlist, the Believer Book Awards shortlist, and the Best Books of 2010.
2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (PDF link) (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (No excerpt available online) (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)