The ‘Man Booker Dozen’ as used by @ManBookerPrize (even though 13 made the for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize has been announced. I only have one startling observation…A South African made it.Yaay!!!! *shuts mouth after screaming hoarse…

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: @DrAmandaForeman (Chair); @Jonhinius, Abdulrazak Gurnah @DavidHarsent1 and @tweetingolivia. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.

Click here to view the 2016 Man Booker Dozen

Congratulations @madeleinethien @LizStrout @VirginiaReeves_ @JonathanCape @ScribnerUK @VikingBooks @GrantaBooks @FaberBooks @simonschusterUK @Wylmenmuir @saltpublishing @GMacraeBurnet @SarabandBooks @penguinrandom @Writerer@HarvillSecker @oneworldnews Paul Beatty , J.M. Coetzee , Deborah Levy, Ian McGuire, David Means, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Szalay