The Booker’s Dozen: The 2012 Booker Longlist

July 25, 2012 | 13 books mentioned 5

With the unveiling of the Booker Prize longlist, the 2012 literary Prize season is officially underway. As is usually the case, the list offers a mix of exciting new names, relative unknowns and beloved standbys. The lone past winner (for Wolf Hall, the prequel to her current longlister) is Hilary Mantel. At the other end of the experience spectrum, four debut novelists make the list: Rachel Joyce, Alison Moore, Jeet Thayil and Sam Thompson.

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


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  1. Thank you for this list! Isn’t it wonderful that thanks to technology we see one of the authors doing a reading via Youtube! Thanks for all the links too!

  2. I’m going to go ahead and be that guy by saying I really wish you wouldn’t use the word “prequel” that way, especially after publishing that essay last week on The American Heritage Dictionary and incorrect usage.

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