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Longlist named for 2010 Guardian First Book Award

31st August 2010

The ten debut works longlisted for the 2010 Guardian First Book Award have been named.

Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman, Steven Amsterdam's Things We Didn't See Coming, Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt, Maile Chapman's Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto and Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed are the novels contesting the GBP 10,000 prize.

Claire Armitstead, the Guardian's literary editor and the chair of the judging panel, commented: 'This year's longlist brings together a younger generation of writers who have moved beyond the social realism of Martin Amis and Ian McEwan and are pushing at the boundaries of realist fiction.'

The non-fiction books that have been selected are Daniel Swift's Bomber County, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz, Alexandra Harris' Romantic Moderns and Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer.

Katharine Towers' The Floating Man is the only work of poetry to be included on the longlist.

Last year, Geneva-based international trade lawyer Petina Gappah scooped the Guardian First Book Award with her collection An Elegy for Easterly, with Armitstead praising the book's 'humane and disarmingly funny' portrayal of life in Zimbabwe.
 

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