Man Booker longlist to be given away on plinth

<p>To celebrate the announcement of the Man Book Prize longlist, book-lover Graham Fudger will take to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London on 11th August.<br /><br />Fudger will read extracts from the prize&rsquo;s 13 longlist titles and will then give away one of each of the books to the public. He was chosen for the One and Other project, which sees a different person take their place on the Fourth Plinth every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days. <br /><br />Fudger said: &quot;The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is an important award, promoting a diverse range of voices from around the world. It gives me a great sense of pleasure to bring works from this year&rsquo;s selection of writers and storytellers onto the plinth.&quot;<br /><br />The shortlist for the literary award will be announced on 8th September, with the winner being announced on BBC Ten O&rsquo;Clock News on 6th October.<br /><br /> </p>