Breaking news: Three Canadians on Man Booker Prize Longlist

The Vancouver Sun and numerous other sources are reporting that the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist includes three Canadians:

Patrick Dewitt for The Sisters Brothers
NYTimes Review of The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan for Half Blood Blues
Quill and Quire Edugyan Profile
Alison Pick for Far To Go
Quill and Quire Review of Far To Go

The shortlist of six authors will be announced September 6 and the winner revealed on October 18 of this year.

The 50,000 pound Man Booker is one of the world’s most significant literary prizes, the winning entry chosen yearly from amongst English language fiction written by a citizen of a commonwealth country, Ireland or Zimbabwe. Previous Canadian winners include Yann Martel, Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler and Michael Ondaatje. Alice Munro won the Man Booker International Prize (a separate award) in 2009.

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