The Booker’s Dozen: The 2017 Booker Longlist

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In the fourth year that the Booker Prize has been open to U.S. authors, four American authors again make the longlist, including National Book Award and Pulitzer-winner Colson Whithead. Arundhati Roy is the lone former winner on the list. Notable names like George Saunders, Paul Auster, Zadie Smith and Mohsin Hamid make for formidable competition alongside three debut novels.

All the Booker Prize longlisters are below (with bonus links where available):


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8 Responses to “The Booker’s Dozen: The 2017 Booker Longlist”

  1. Eamonn Barrett
    at 2:39 pm on July 27, 2017

    Great list, though I would love to have seen Sara Baume’s “A Line Made by Walking” included.

  2. Beamish13
    at 3:16 pm on July 27, 2017

    Why do people keep referring to Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo as his debut novel? He already published The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. Ironic considering that you have another article on succinct books!

  3. Rusty
    at 10:48 am on July 28, 2017

    Exit West should win, overall an excellent list.

  4. Jeremy Kitchen
    at 11:08 am on July 28, 2017

    Beamish, that is a novella, not a novel.

  5. Jeremy Kitchen
    at 11:09 am on July 28, 2017
  6. Beamish13
    at 3:19 pm on July 28, 2017

    Novel vs. novella is a matter of semantics. Many Fremch novels are under 40k words. I think several of Francoise Sagan’s novels are shorter than The Brief and Terrifying Reign…

  7. Hal Incandenza
    at 5:05 pm on July 28, 2017

    “Why do people keep referring to Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo as his debut novel?”

    Ask him. He says it as much as anyone.

  8. H.A.
    at 7:12 am on July 31, 2017

    The Booker is increasingly irrelevant as a literary prize, especially since it became open to America, shutting out writers from the Commonwealth. Or perhaps it is just me, maybe I am done with prize lists. Steve Heighton (Canada) and Margaret Drabble (England) wrote (IMO) the best books in 2017.

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