Man Booker Prize Long List (Fiction): My Reviews


This prize is given annually to “the best novel in the opinion of the judges”.


The 2017 longlist:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) (Canongate)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) (4th Estate)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India) (Hamish Hamilton)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury Circus)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)



Over the last year I have read and reviewed three of these titles. Here are my reviews:


Click the linked text beside each book to go to my review.






Lincoln in the Bardo review









Underground Railroad review.








Swing Time review.






Do you track your reading of prize winners? I do!

Have you read any of this year’s long list titles? Leave me a comment and tell me which ones–or leave a link to your review.


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