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2011 Man Booker prize longlist announced

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(Read caption) The winner of the Man Booker prize receives 50,000 pounds, with the six members of the shortlist receiving 2,500 pounds and designer bound editions of their novels

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The longlist for the Man Booker prize for fiction – a prize awarded annually to the best novel written this year by a citizen of the British Commonwealth – has been announced.

The list includes the following 13 novels, according to the Man Booker press release:

-Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
-Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (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 (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 (Sandstone Press)
-D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)

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