Man Booker Prize unveils longlist

<p>Judges have chosen a 23-strong longlist for this year's &#163;50,000 prize. Margaret Atwood, J M Coetzee and Graham Swift are past winners in the running for the prize, while recent acclaimed novels by Monica Ali and Mark Haddon also make the list. Random House imprints Jonathan Cape and Secker&amp;Warburg share seven nominations, while independents Tindal Street Press, Arcadia and Flambard also win places.

The full longlist is:
Brick Lane by Monica Ali (Doubleday)
Yellow Dog by Martin Amis (Jonathan Cape)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
Turn Again Home by Carol Birch (Virago)
Crossing the Lines by Melvyn Bragg (Sceptre)
Elizabeth Costello by J M Coetzee (Secker&amp;Warburg)
The Taxi Driver's Daughter by Julia Darling (Viking)
Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan (Scribner)
The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut (Atlantic Books)
The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy (Flamingo)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (David Fickling / Jonathan Cape)
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller (Viking)
The Nick of Time by Francis King (Arcadia)
Heligoland by Shena Mackay (Jonathan Cape)
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall (Tindal Street Press)
Jazz etc by John Murray (Flambard Fiction)
Something Might Happen by Julie Myerson (Jonathan Cape)
Judge Savage by Tim Parks (Secker&amp;Warburg)
A Distant Shore by Caryl Phillips (Secker&amp;Warburg)
Vernon God Little by D B C Pierre (Faber)
Waxwings by Jonathan Raban (Picador)
The Light of Day by Graham Swift (Hamish Hamilton)
Frankie and Stankie by Barbara Trapido (Bloomsbury).
A shortlist for the Man Booker Prize will be announced on 16th September, with the winner named on 14th October.</p>