Man Booker longlist revealed

<p>Random House has clinched five nominations in this year&#39;s longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Penguin has three books, including two from Viking, while there are two books from Fourth Estate, and two from Little, Brown. Faber was the only independent to make the &quot;Man Booker Dozen&quot;. Authors selected include previous winners A S Byatt<em>,</em> J M Coetzee as well as William Trevor, shortlisted four times previously. </p><p>Chair of judges James Naughtie said: &quot;We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory, with two former winners, four past-shortlisted writers, three first-time novelists and a span of styles and themes that make this an outstandingly rich fictional mix.&quot; </p><p>The 2009 shortlist will be announced on 8th September at a press conference at Man Group&#39;s London headquarters; the winner will be revealed on 6th October at a dinner at London&#39;s Guildhall and will be broadcast live on the BBC Ten O&#39;Clock News.<br /><br />To celebrate the longlist announcement, the 2009 Man Booker Prize will be showcased as part of the One &amp; Other project on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London on 11th August at 11am. A Man Booker Prize enthusiast will give readings from all 13 longlisted titles and then give away copies of the books.</p><p><strong>The longlist comprises:</strong></p><p>A S Byatt<em> The Children&#39;s Book (</em>Chatto)</p><p>J M Coetzee S<em>ummertime (</em>Harvill Secker)<br /><br />Adam Foulds <em>The Quickening Maze</em> (Jonathan Cape)<br /><br />Sarah Hall <em>How to Paint a Dead Man</em> (Faber)<br /><br />Samantha Harvey <em>The Wilderness </em>(Jonathan Cape)<br /><br />James Lever <em>Me Cheeta</em> (Fourth Estate)<br /><br />Hilary Mantel<em> Wolf Hall</em> (Fourth Estate)<br /><br />Simon Mawer <em>The Glass Room (</em>Little, Brown)<br /><br />Ed O&#39;Loughlin <em>Not Untrue &amp; Not Unkind</em> (Penguin - Ireland)<br /><br />James Scudamore <em>Heliopolis </em>(Harvill Secker)<br /><br />Colm Toibin <em>Brooklyn</em> (Viking)<br /><br />William Trevor <em>Love and Summer </em> (Viking)<br /><br />Sarah Waters <em>The Little Stranger</em> (Virago)<br /><br /><br /> </p>