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Booker Prize 2009 longlist announced

The Man Booker Prize 2009 longlist has been announced with many of the usual suspects – J.M Coetzee, A.S. Byatt, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, et al. So far there doesn’t seem to be a clear frontrunner – however Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has been a reader and critic favourite, according to the Guardian.

The shortlist will be released in about a month’s time, and the winner announced on 6 October.