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The Booker’s Dozen: The 2012 Booker Longlist

By posted at 11:50 am on July 25, 2012 5

With the unveiling of the Booker Prize longlist, the 2012 literary Prize season is officially underway. As is usually the case, the list offers a mix of exciting new names, relative unknowns and beloved standbys. The lone past winner (for Wolf Hall, the prequel to her current longlister) is Hilary Mantel. At the other end of the experience spectrum, four debut novelists make the list: Rachel Joyce, Alison Moore, Jeet Thayil and Sam Thompson.

All the Booker Prize longlisters are below (with excerpts where available):

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5 Responses to “The Booker’s Dozen: The 2012 Booker Longlist”

  1. Neil Griffin
    at 1:09 pm on July 25, 2012

    I feel stupid. I have only heard of two of these authors.

  2. Christine
    at 9:29 pm on July 25, 2012

    Thank you for this list! Isn’t it wonderful that thanks to technology we see one of the authors doing a reading via Youtube! Thanks for all the links too!

  3. Brendan
    at 5:07 pm on July 26, 2012

    I’m going to go ahead and be that guy by saying I really wish you wouldn’t use the word “prequel” that way, especially after publishing that essay last week on The American Heritage Dictionary and incorrect usage.

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    at 8:54 am on July 27, 2012

    [...] The Booker Prize long list is here.  Huzzah! [...]

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    at 7:41 pm on July 29, 2012

    [...] of finding new books to read, have you read any of the Booker’s Dozen for 2012? Honestly, I haven’t even heard of any of the books or Authors on this list – a [...]

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