This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood, and also comprising Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s prize.
This is the second year that the prize, first awarded in 1969, has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK & Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe.
The 2015 longlist of 13 novels, is:
Bill Clegg – Did You Ever Have a Family(Jonathan Cape)
Anne Enright – The Green Road(Jonathan Cape)
Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven Killings(Oneworld Publications)
Laila Lalami – The Moor’s Account (Periscope…
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