Carey, Mitchell, Dunmore, Jacobson make Booker longlist

Carey, Mitchell, Dunmore, Jacobson make Booker longlist

<p>Random House has scored four books on this year&#39;s Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, while Penguin and Grove Alantic have two books each on the 13-strong longlist. Faber, Picador, Bloomsbury and Headline Review have one book on the list.</p><p>Alan Warner&#39;s<em> The Stars in the Bright Sky</em> and Tom McCarthy&#39;s <em>C</em> (both Cape), and Rose Tremain&#39;s <em>Trespass</em> and <em>February</em> by Lisa Moore (both Chatto) will be up for the &pound;50,000 prize against previous winner Peter Carey&#39;s <em>Parrot and Olivier in America</em> (Faber) and the much-vaunted <em>The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet</em> by David Mitchell (Hodder).</p><p>Chair of judges, Andrew Motion, said: &quot;Here are thirteen exceptional novels &ndash; books we have chosen for their intrinsic quality, without reference to the past work of their authors. We feel confident that they will provoke and entertain.&quot;</p><p>The 2010 shortlist will be announced on the 7th September, with the winner declared on 12th October. Each of the shortlisted authors, including the winner, will receive &pound;2,500.</p><p><strong>The longlist comprises</strong>:<br /><br />Peter Carey <em>Parrot and Oliver in America </em>(Faber</p><p>Emma Donoghue <em>Room</em> (Pan Macmillan - Picador)<br /><br />Helen Dunmore <em>The Betrayal</em> (Penguin - Fig Tree)<br /><br />Damon Galgut <em>In a Strange Room</em> (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)<br /><br />Howard Jacobson<em> The Finkler Question</em> (Bloomsbury)<br /><br />Andrea Levy <em>The Long Song</em> (Headline - Headline Review)<br /><br />Tom McCarthy <em>C</em> (Random House - Jonathan Cape)<br /><br />David Mitchell <em>The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet</em> (Hodder &amp; Stoughton - Sceptre)<br /><br />Lisa Moore <em>February</em> (Random House - Chatto &amp; Windus)<br /><br />Paul Murray <em>Skippy Dies</em> (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)<br /><br />Rose Tremain <em>Trespass</em> (Random House - Chatto &amp; Windus)<br /><br />Christos Tsiolkas <em>The Slap</em> (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)<br /><br />Alan Warner <em>The Stars in the Bright Sky</em> (Random House - Jonathan Cape)</p>