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Man Booker Shortlist Revealed

Canadian born novelist (who lives in Oregon) Patrick deWitt has joined the Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist with his novel, The Sisters Brothers. We interviewed deWitt about his work back in 2009.

The shortlist includes first-time novelists Stephen Kelman and A.D. Miller and four of the novels were published by independent publishers. The winner will be announced on October 18th. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the longlisted novelists.

Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending
Carol Birch for Jamrach’s Menagerie
Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan for Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman for Pigeon English
A D Miller for Snowdrops

2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist: Links to Free Samples

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)

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