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Man Booker Prize for Fiction Nominees 2015

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded to “the best novel in the opinion of the judges”. For forty-five years, the prize has honored some of the best in literary fiction. The prize “aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.To maintain the consistent excellence of the Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.”

Here is the longlist for 2015. From this list, only six books will make it to the finals, and one of those will be presented with the prize. The awards will presented at a black-tie event at Guildhall in London, and comes with a £50,000 cash prize.

2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONGLIST

  • Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  • The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  • The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
  • Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
  • The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
  • The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
  • The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
  • The Chimes by Anna Smaill
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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