Librarian favorite Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers is one of the thirteen books on the longlist for the Booker Prize, just announced in London. The author currently lives in Oregon, but was born in Canada, making him eligible for the prize.
The short list will be announced on Sept. 6th and the winner on Oct. 18.
Audio, Dreamscape; Large Print edition from Thorndike in August. ISBN 9781410439567, $30.99.
Below are the other twelve titles on the list, with U.S. publication information:
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending, Knopf, 1/24/12
Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues, Serpents Tail in the UK; no listing for the U.S. yet
Yvvette Edwards, A Cupboard Full of Coats, Oneworld, 6/16/11; Debut
Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English, HMH, 7/19/11; Debut
Patrick McGuinness, The Last Hundred Days, Seren Books in the UK; no listing for the U.S. yet; Debut
Alison Pick, Far to Go, Harper Perennial, Orig. Trade Pbk, 3/31/11
Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Headline Review in the UK; no listing for the U.S. yet
D.J. Taylor, Derby Day, Chatto & Windus in the UK; no listing for the U.S. yet