The 12 books were chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. The longlisted books were selected from a total of 145 titles.
The longlist is:
Author, Title (Publisher)
There are five women and seven men on the list, nine are British, one Indian, one South African and one Malaysian. The youngest on the list is Ned Beauman at 27.
The shortlist of six authors will be announced on September 11.
Sir Peter Stothard said “Goodness, madness and bewildering urban change are among the themes of this year’s longlist.
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