Man Booker Prize longlisted authors at this year's Book Festival

Man Booker Prize longlisted authors at this year's Book Festival

Organisers of the Man Booker Prize have announced their 2015 longlist, and we are delighted that 9 of the 13 nominated authors will be appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival. 

We are particularly thrilled to be giving a platform to those nominees presenting their very first novels: Bill Clegg, who will be discussing his book Did You Ever Have a Family?, Chigozie Obioma, who will be talking about his novel set in small-town Nigeria; and New Zealand’s Anna Smaill, who will be unravelling her dystopian novel, The Chimes.

The other Man Booker Prize nominees appearing in Charlotte Square Gardens for the first time are Jamaican-born Marlon James and one of the USA’s leading authors Marilynne Robinson, while making a welcome return are Anne Enright, Andrew O’Hagan, Tom McCarthy and Sunjeev Sahota.

For the full longlist visit the Man Booker Prize website here.

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