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Books: Man Booker Prize longlist announced, and a review of Tom Carson's new novel




Carol Birch's novel, Jamrach's Menagerie, is one of the longlisted titles for the Man Booker Prize.
Carol Birch's novel, Jamrach's Menagerie, is one of the longlisted titles for the Man Booker Prize.
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Judges for the Man Booker Prize announced the 13 novels on the longlist, or 'Booker's Dozen,' Tuesday. That list will be whittled down to a shortlist of 6 before the winner in selected. Our regular book critic David Kipen handicaps the contenders. Plus, Kipen reviews a new novel by Tom Carson, 'Daisy Buchanan's Daughter.'

Man Booker Prize longlist:

Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape-Random House)
Sebastian Barry, On Canaan's Side (Faber)
Carol Birch, Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail-Profile)
Yvvette Edwards, A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger's Child (Picador-Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman, Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness, The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller, Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick, Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor, Derby Day (Chatto & Windus-Random House)