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2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - Longlist Announced

The judging panel for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today (Wednesday 10th August) announces the longlist of books for this year.

The longlist of 17 books was chosen from 109 entries; 101 books were submitted for the prize and books from the call-in list totalled 8.

Chair of judges, John Sutherland, comments:

‘This has been an exceptional year, and in the judges’ opinion may rank as one of the strongest ever since the prize was founded in 1969. It is also a nicely balanced longlist with four previous Booker winners, three first novels and a satisfying range of styles. The judges have enjoyed their judging experience enormously – so far.’

The judging panel for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is: John Sutherland (Chair); fiction editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Lindsay Duguid; writer and antiquarian book dealer, Rick Gekoski; novelist, Josephine Hart; and literary editor of The Evening Standard, David Sexton.

The 2005 shortlist will be announced on Thursday 8th September at a press conference at the Man Group’s London office. The winner will be announced on Monday 10th October at an awards ceremony at Guildhall, London and will be broadcast live on BBC TWO and BBC FOUR.

The longlist for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is as follows;

Aw, TashThe Harmony Silk FactoryFourth Estate
Banville, JohnThe Sea
Picador
Barnes, JulianArthur & GeorgeJonathan Cape
Barry, Sebastian
A Long Long Way Faber & Faber
Coetzee, J.M.
Slow Man Secker & Warburg
Cusk, Rachel
In the Fold Faber & Faber
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Never Let Me Go Faber & Faber
Jacobson, Dan
All For Love Hamish Hamilton
Lewycka, Marina
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Viking
Mantel, Hilary
Beyond BlackFourth Estate
McEwan, Ian
Saturday Jonathan Cape
Meek, James The People’s Act of LoveCanongate
Rushdie, Salman
Shalimar The ClownJonathan Cape
Smith, Ali
The Accidental Hamish Hamilton
Smith, Zadie
On Beauty Hamish Hamilton
Thompson, Harry This Thing Of DarknessHeadline Review
Wall, William
This Is The CountrySceptre
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