Long List For 2012 Man Booker Prize

Well friends, it’s that time of year again. The long list for the 2012 Man Booker Prize is out and here are the books up for consideration. Not only do we have the list here, but we have samples of each of the chosen ones. (courtesy of Galley Cat http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/)

For those of you that don’t know, The Man Booker Prize is arguably the most prestigious literary prize in the world for a work of fiction. It’s every fiction writer’s dream. Well, most anyway…While it is one of the world’s richest literary prizes, it’s not the richest by far. However, winning the Man Booker Prize results in huge worldwide sales of the winning novel and most assuredly puts the author on the literary map and some considerable fame.

So without any further ado, here is this year’s long list of 12, pared down from 147 original entries for the 2012 Man Booker Prize:

One writer of note is that Hilary Mantel is once again on the nomination list for her novel Bring Up The Bodies (see above), she is a previous winner  of the Man Booker in 2009, for her novel Wolf Hall

So what do you think? I’ve been quiet for a while, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on anyone on the list or the prize in general. It’s easy…just leave a comment.

Looking forward to hearing from you!