This year’s Man Booker longlist sees five American authors named, along with nominees from Ireland, Nigeria, New Zealand and India as well as the UK.
The shortlist will be announced on 15 September, with a winner named on 13 October
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Anna Smaill (New Zealand): The Chimes (Sceptre)A daring and unusual dystopia based around music and memory, and a fiction debut from the New Zealand violinist and poet. In a quasi-medieval London, a totalitarian regime inflicts daily amnesia on a brainwashed populace through discordant music. And then one teenager fights back…
Catherine Taylor’s Guardian review - lexical ingenuity that rewards patience