Booker Longlist

As has been widely reported, the longlist for the Booker Prize was announced. I was pleased to see Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist included, but surprised that J. M. Coetzee’s new book, Diary of A Bad Year, was not. Still, it’s nice to see younger authors get a shot. (The shortlist will be announced on September 6 and the winner on October 16.)