Marlon James. Associated Press photo by Alastair Grant

Marlon James. Associated Press photo by Alastair Grant

Remember when Edina native Emily Fridlund was longlisted (and then shortlisted) for the Man Booker? Remember when St. Paul writer Marlon James won?

Guessing the Man Booker candidates is a longstanding game in the UK, with the Times of London publishign an annual list of predictions--and a list of hopes.(See below) The longlist will be announced Tuesday, July 24.

What about you? What do you expect to see? What books do you hope to have show up on the longlist? Wouldn't it be fun to see Anne Tyler there? Or Jesmyn Ward?


The Times' predictions:


Kudos by Rachel Cusk
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
There There by Tommy Orange
A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey
Crudo by Olivia Laing
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
The Overstory by Richard Powers
America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

And the Times' hopes:

The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey
Kudos by Rachel Cusk
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
West by Carys Davies
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Love is Blind by William Boyd
The Necessary Angel by CK Stead
Happiness by Aminatta Forna

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