Here’s the 2015 Man Booker Prize Long List

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The Man Booker Prize has announced its long list, or "Man Booker Dozen," for 2015, including five U.S. authors (USA! USA!). You'll remember this is the second year that the Man Booker has opened the competition up to English-speaking countries outside of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Ireland, and Zimbabwe. Among the nominees are Hanya Yanagihara, who described her influences for A Little Life for Vulture. Here's the complete list:

  • Bill Clegg (U.S.), Did You Ever Have a Family (Jonathan Cape)            
  • Anne Enright (Ireland), The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)
  • Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)
  • Laila Lalami (U.S.), The Moor's Account (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
  • Tom McCarthy (U.K.), Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)
  • Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)
  • Andrew O’Hagan (U.K.), The Illuminations (Faber & Faber)
  • Marilynne Robinson (U.S.), Lila (Virago)            
  • Anuradha Roy (India), Sleeping on Jupiter (MacLehose Press, Quercus)
  • Sunjeev Sahota (U.K.), The Year of the Runaways (Picador)
  • Anna Smaill (New Zealand), The Chimes (Sceptre)
  • Anne Tyler (U.S.), A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)
  • Hanya Yanagihara (U.S.), A Little Life (Picador)