JM Coetzee looking to make it a hat trick with Man Booker nomination

27 July 2016 - 18:45 By TMG Digital


Acclaimed South African-born author JM Coetzee is in line for another Man Booker Prize for Fiction‚ one of the literary world’s most coveted awards. Coetzee‚ a two-time winner‚ made the 2016 Man Booker longlist of 13 authors for his latest novel‚ The Schooldays of Jesus‚ a sequel to 2013’s The Childhood of Jesus. The list was announced on Wednesday.The £50 000 (R937 000) prize‚ is awarded to the best new fiction published in English between October 1 and September 30 each year.Coetzee previously won the prize in 1983 for the Life & Times of Michael K and again in 1999 for Disgrace‚ and was the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.The full 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist is:Paul Beatty— The Sellout (published by Oneworld)J.M. Coetzee—The Schooldays of Jesus (Harvill Secker)A.L. Kennedy—Serious Sweet (Jonathan Cape)Deborah Levy—Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton)Graeme Macrae Burnet—His Bloody Project (Contraband)Ian McGuire—The North Water (Scribner UK)David Means—Hystopia (Faber & Faber)Wyl Menuir—The Many (Salt)Otessa Moshfegh—Eileen (Jonathan Cape)Virginia Reeves—Work Like Any Other (Scribner UK)Elizabeth Strout—My Name is Lucy Barton (Viking)David Szalay—All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape)Madeleine Thien—Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books)

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