The Booker Prize 2019: Longlist

Stack of books nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize

This year’s longlist

This year’s longlist of 13 novels was announced on 24 July 2019, published in the UK and Ireland between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019. The 2019 longlist, or Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, is:

  • Margaret Atwood, The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
  • Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate)
  • Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, The Serial Killer (Atlantic Books)
  • Lucy Ellman, Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
  • Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
  • John Lanchester, The Wall (Faber & Faber)
  • Deborah Levy, The Man Who Saw Everything (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive (Fourth Estate)
  • Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities (Little, Brown)
  • Max Porter, Lanny (Faber & Faber)
  • Salman Rushdie, Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
  • Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)
  • Jeanette Winterson, Frankissstein (Jonathan Cape)

What happens next?

The shortlist of six books will be announced on Tuesday 3 September .

Each of these will be made available in a range of accessible formats through the RNIB Library so that blind and partially sighted people can join in the discussions about their favourites.

The winner of the 2019 Booker Prize will be announced on Monday 14 October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner, one of the highlights of the publishing year. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.