The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2016

2016 Judges

The Man Booker Prize Longlist for 2016 has just been announced. This year the Judging panel Chaired by Dr. Amanda Foreman will consist of Abdulrazak GurnahDavid HarsnetJon Day Olivia Williams.
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The books in this years list are:
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thein – I am currently reading this
All That Man Is by David Szalay
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 
Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Many by Wyl Menmuir
Hystopia by David Means
The North Water by Ian McGuire
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Serious Sweet by A.L.Kennedy
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M.Coetzee
The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Shortlist will be announced on the 13th September with the eventual winner being crowned on the 25th October.

This also means that the Man Booker Podcast will soon be making a very welcome return.
Which of these books have you either read or are excited to read?
Have you picked what you think the winner will be?

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  23. The tory mantra has always been no benefits of any kind they dont believe in them . I worked for the Dss in the 70/80s a and it was constantly drummen into us. Were going back to those days with a vengence.what can be done to stop them I dont know .probably nothing.Very worrying.

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  27. I did it, needs to be the way I want it.’”Combine that experience with the cool reception the three “Star Wars” prequel films received in the late 90s and early 2000s, and Lucas says he’s done making new films in the canon. “Why would I make any more,” Lucas says, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”Great job bitching fan-boys, now Lucas is not even thinking about making another Star Wars film. Red Tails will be his last major film project, with a maybe to Indy 5.

  28. David,How would you interpret the phrase quoted in the original post: “Long term, sustained gospel-motivated obedience can come only from faith in what Jesus has already done, not fear of what we must do”? That doesn’t seem to fit with the idea that topic is only extra-biblical rules.Ben

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  44. Elanie~ I read this on my phone and had to hop on here to comment. As I read the dates back to back, in a list, I'm again very sorry that you've had to walk this road. And at the same time, I am praising God for walking with you adn for giving you peace for your journey – and that He is using you to encourage and help others on their journeys.You are beautiful. Much love~Jennifer

  45. Love pears, ginger and the touch of decadence! Actually, I love a lot more than just a touch and with these yummy looking cakes I don't know if I could control myself. I understand why your husband is asking about the new batch before the old ones are gone. Paloma is going to have some pretty sophisticated taste buds by the time she's a teen.

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  52. It's a shame that most people would give a person a hard time who needs to assist an adult of the opposite sex in the restroom. On the other hand most wouldn't bat an eye to a child of the opposite sex in the restroom. Society has conditioned people to accept one and not the other.I know my father would feel weird if an adult female came in the restroom while he was in it. A little girl with her daddy probably not so much.Thankfully more and more family restrooms are eliminating both of these situations.

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