The longlist was announced on July 29th:

Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)

Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan – Picador)

Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin – Fig Tree)

Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic – Atlantic Books)

Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)

Andrea Levy The Long Song
(Headline Publishing Group – Headline Review)

Tom McCarthy C (Random House – Jonathan Cape)

David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton – Sceptre)

Lisa Moore February (Random House – Chatto & Windus)

Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton)

Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House – Chatto & Windus)

Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic – Tuskar Rock)

Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
(Random House – Jonathan Cape)

This list of thirteen authors and books will be reduced to a shortlist of 6 books on September 7th.

I have of course, David Mitchell’s book, the signed UK and I have ordered a signed US from Powell’s.

Jim went to a Peter Carey signing about a month ago and sent me a signed copy of Parrot and Olivier in America.

I am not familiar with a lot of the other books but Skippy Dies is highly rated in my book rating data base.
Unfortunately, the UK books are paperback (I don’t collect these) and there are three volumes of them in a slipcase.

Faber and Faber does have a US version coming out in August. I may get this depending on my research of the others.

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