The 2009 Man Booker Prize Longlist


mbp2009_headerThe 13 authors have made it onto this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist.

Chair of judges James Naughtie said: “”We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory.”

The 13 authors who have made it onto the longlist are:

To celebrate the longlist announcement, the 2009 Man Booker Prize will be showcased as part of the One & Other project on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London on August 11, at 11 a.m. A Man Booker Prize enthusiast will give readings from all 13 longlisted titles and then give away copies of the books.

The shortlist will be announced on September 8 at a press conference at Man Group’s London headquarters and the winner will be revealed on October 6 at a dinner at London’s Guildhall. The event will be broadcast live on the BBC Ten O’Clock News.

Related article:

[Interview] Ion Trewin, Man Booker Prize Administrator, Conversations with Writers, March 30, 2007.

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