The Man Booker Prize 2013

man booker prize 2013 logoThe longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced on July 23, 2013.  The following books are on the longlist:

Tash Aw – Five Star Billionaire

NoViolet Bulawayo – We Need New Names

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

Jim Crace – Harvest

Eve Harris – The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Richard House – The Kills

Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland

Alison MacLeod – Unexploded

Colum McCann – TransAtlantic

Charlotte Mendelson – Almost English

Ruth Ozeki – A Tale for the Time Being

Donal Ryan – The Spinning Heart

Colm Tóibín – The Testament of Mary

Syosset Public Library owns the following books from the list:  Five Star Billionaire, We Need New Names, Harvest, TransAtlantic, A Tale for the Time Being and The Testament of Mary.  As the books are published in the United States we will add them to our collection.  The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri will be published in this month.

and the winner isThe shortlist will be announced on September 10, 2013 and the winner will be announced on October 15, 2013.  For more information on the Man Booker Prize visit

– posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services


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