Lagos - Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma makes long list of the prestigious 2015 Man Booker prize.
The long list, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced on Wednesday, and Nigerian author, Chigozie Obioma's novel, 'The Fisherman' made the long list along with twelve others.
This is the second year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.
The shortlist of six books will be announced on Tuesday 15 September at a press conference at the London offices of Man Group, the prize’s sponsor.
The 2015 winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner
The 2015 longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, is:
Author (nationality) - Title (imprint)
Bill Clegg (US) - Did You Ever Have a Family (Jonathan Cape)
Anne Enright (Ireland) - The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)
Marlon James (Jamaica) - A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)
Laila Lalami (US) - The Moor's Account (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
Tom McCarthy (UK) - Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) - The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)
Andrew O’Hagan (UK) - The Illuminations (Faber & Faber)
Marilynne Robinson (US) - Lila (Virago)
Anuradha Roy (India) - Sleeping on Jupiter (MacLehose Press, Quercus)
Sunjeev Sahota (UK) - The Year of the Runaways (Picador)
Anna Smaill (New Zealand) - The Chimes (Sceptre)
Anne Tyler (US) - A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)
Hanya Yanagihara (US) - A Little Life (Picador)