The Man Booker Prize 2015 Predictions

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    Here at The London Magazine we’re getting excited about the upcoming announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 is chaired by Michael Wood, with the judges for this year’s award including former Deputy Editor of Granta Ellah Allfrey, the award-winning poet John Burnside, along with authors Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. Six titles will make the cut from the thirteen long listed books, but which ones? Late tomorrow morning all will be revealed. For now here are the titles that have caught our attention over the past few weeks…

    Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (UK) Jonathan Cape.

    The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) One/Pushkin Press.

    A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (US) Chatto & Windus.

    The Green Road by Anne Enright (Ireland) Jonathan Cape.

    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (US) Picador.

    Lila by Marilynne Robinson (US) Virago.

    ARTICLE UPDATE

    The official shortlist has now been announced and we are thrilled to see that four out of our predicted six titles made the shortlist. This year’s winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October 2015, predicting a final winner from this impressive list of titles will be a daunting task.

    Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (UK) Jonathan Cape.

    The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) One/Pushkin Press.

    A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (US) Chatto & Windus.

    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (US) Picador.

    A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica) Oneworld.

    The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (UK) Picador.

    The full 2015 longlist: 

    A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica) Oneworld.

    A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (US) Chatto & Windus.

    Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy (India) MacLehose Press/Quercus.

    The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) One/Pushkin Press.

    Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (US) Jonathan Cape.

    The Green Road by Anne Enright (Ireland) Jonathan Cape.

    The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (US) Periscope/ Garnet Publishing.

    Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (UK) Jonathan Cape.

    The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan (UK) Faber.

    The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (UK) Picador.

    The Chimes by Anna Smaill (New Zealand) Sceptre.

    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (US) Picador.

    Lila by Marilynne Robinson (US) Virago.