The list of nominees for the most prestigious literary prize in Britain, Man Booker Prize 2018, is out and it includes 13 books from various authors.
The list also includes graphic novels for the first time in decades, as Nick Drnaso’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Sabrina has been added to the longlist, confirmed Entertainment Weekly.
Sabrina traces the impact of one woman’s disappearance from various angles, revealing a culture without responsibility and the dangers of a fake-news climate.
The prize also honoured the best in English-language literature, with American writers Paul Beatty (The Sellout) and George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) bagging the honour for two consecutive years. Also, this year’s list includes a majority of women.
Among the several names that have been included in this year’s longlist with books already out in the U.S. include two-time National Book Award nominee Rachel Kushner, for The Mars Room, former Man Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, for Warlight, and Belinda Bauer for Snap.
Below is the longlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize:
Belinda Bauer, Snap
Anna Burns, Milkman
Nick Drnaso, Sabrina
Esi Edugyan, Washington Black
Guy Gunaratne, In Our Mad and Furious City
Daisy Johnson, Everything Under
Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room
Sophie Mackintosh, The Water Cure
Michael Ondaatje, Warlight
Richard Powers, The Overstory
Robin Robertson, The Long Take
Sally Rooney, Normal People
Donal Ryan, From a Low and Quiet Sea
The list will be pared to six finalists in September and the winner will be announced on October 16 at a black-tie dinner at London’s Guildhall. The winner receives 50,000 pounds ($65,000).