Man Booker PrizeOld news, but no less exciting: On July 28, the judges for the 2009 Man Booker Prize have announced the longlist of 13 titles – or the Man Booker Dozen.

The longlist includes Summertime by J.M. Coetzee, who is one of only two novelists to have won the Booker Prize twice with Life & Times of Michael K in 1983 and Disgrace in 1999.

The longlist also features The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt, winner of the Booker Prize in 1990 with Possession.

William Trevor, previously shortlisted four times for the annual prize, is longlisted for his new novel Love and Summer.

Sarah Waters and Colm Toibin, who have both been twice-shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, have made the 2009 longlist with their latest novels. Hilary Mantel was previously longlisted for the prize.

Check out the long list!

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