Five Book Festival authors on Man Booker Prize Longlist

Five Book Festival authors on Man Booker Prize Longlist

Five of the authors on the long list for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which was announced yesterday, will appear in our 2011 programme. Alan Hollinghurst, Sebastian Barry, Carol Birch, Stephen Kelman and A D Miller are all on the longlist and each will be speaking about their books:

View Alan Hollinghurst event details
View Sebastian Barry event details
View Carol Birch event details
View Stephen Kelman event details
View A D Miller event details

Our Director Nick Barley said “The five authors who will be entertaining audiences in August are representative of the variety in the 2011 Man Booker Long List – which includes previous prize winners and debut authors. We are delighted that Sebastian Barry will be launching his nominated book, On Canaan’s Side, in Edinburgh and two of the debut authors, Stephen Kelman and A D Miller, will be participating in our Newton First Book Award, together with 45 other debut novelists.”

The Newton First Book Award, which this year features 47 debut authors of novels or short stories written or translated into English, is voted for by you, the readers. To find out more, go to our Newton First Book Award web page where you can find a list of all eligible authors and their books in our programme and how to vote online.

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