The Booker longlist will be announced on Wednesday 29 July. For the last few months I’ve been studying the contenders. It’s a pretty average year for fiction and there are no obvious front-runners for the prize, so it will be interesting to see which titles are selected.
My personal favourite is I Am Radar by Reif Larsen as I thought it pushed the boundaries of both literature and science in new directions – something the majority of other books fail to do, no matter how insightful or well-written they are. I’d also be happy to see The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber do well, especially as it is a fantasy novel – a genre often ignored by the prize committee.
After much deliberation I’ve chosen 13 books that deserve a place on the Booker longlist. I hope that you like my selection!
I predict that these books will be selected for the Booker longlist:
What do you think of my choices?
Who would you like to see on the Booker longlist?