ALMOST ENGLISH by Charlotte Mendelsohn
HARVEST by Jim Crace
THE KILLS by Richard House
THE TESTAMANT OF MARY by Colm Toibin
Sophie Jonathan at Picador UK says of their 3 titles 'All three of these authors are utterly brilliant and hugely deserving, and their longlisting just shows the importance of sticking with great writers; the value of building and establishing them as brilliant brands as their writing develops; and the need to support experimental and original publishing – for all those who worked on the extraordinary project that is THE KILLS – it was all worth it! Charlotte has had several prize wins and shortlistings, but she’s never been recognised by the Booker committee, and Jim is an old Booker favourite, so it’s really wonderful that his last novel has been longlisted.'
Colm Toibin's 'The Testament of Mary' is published by Macmillan ANZ.