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Man Booker Prize announces 2010 longlist

28th July 2010

Australian author Peter Carey has been included on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction once again.

Carey, who won the award in 1988 with Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang, was included in the 13-strong longlist for Parrot and Olivier in America.

Other titles that have been nominated for the English-speaking world's leading literary prize include Helen Dunmore's The Betrayal, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell and Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap.

Sir Andrew Motion, chair of the judging panel, said that the 13 selected novels have been chosen on their own merits, without consideration being given to their authors' past works.

'Wide-ranging in their geography and their concern, they tell powerful stories which make the familiar strange and cover an enormous range of history and feeling. We feel confident that they will provoke and entertain,' he added.

Last year, Hilary Mantel scooped the GBP 50,000 Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall, seeing off competition from a shortlist that included J.M. Coetzee, A.S. Byatt and Sarah Waters.


The 2010 Man Booker Prize longlist in full:

Peter Carey - Parrot and Olivier in America
Emma Donoghue - Room
Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal
Damon Galgut - In a Strange Room
Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question
Andrea Levy - The Long Song 
Tom McCarthy - C
David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Lisa Moore - February
Paul Murray - Skippy Dies
Rose Tremain - Trespass
Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap
Alan Warner - The Stars in the Bright Sky

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