The OF Blog: Folio Prize longlist announced

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Folio Prize longlist announced

There are 80 titles on this list.  I have read 27 of them (bolded).  Based on the 1/3 that I've read, this is a good list of what was memorable in lit publishing in 2014, at least in the UK (some US-only releases I liked better, but that almost goes without saying).  Here's the list, copy/pasted from this page:

The 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy this year are:

10:04   Lerner, Ben
A God In Every Stone  Shamsie, Kamila

Academy Street  Costello, Mary

After Me Comes The Flood  Perry, Sarah

All My Puny Sorrows  Toews, Miriam

All Our Names   Mengistu, Dinaw
All The Days And Nights  Goviden, Niven

All The Light We Cannot See   Doerr, Anthony
All The Rage  Kennedy, AL

Amnesia   Carey, Peter

Annihilation   Vandermeer, Jeff
Arctic Summer  Galgut, Damon

Bald New World  Tieryas Liu, Peter

Bark   Moore, Lorrie
Be Safe I Love You   Hoffman, Cara
Boy, Snow, Bird   Oyeyemi, Helen

Can't & Won't   Davis, Lydia
Dear Thief  Harvey, Samantha

Dept. of Speculation  Offill, Jenny

Dissident Gardens  Lethem, Jonathan

Dust  Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo

Em And The Big Hoom  Pinto, Jerry

England And Other Stories  Swift, Graham

Euphoria   King, Lily
Everland  Hunt, Rebecca

Eyrie  Winton, Tim

Family Life  Sharma, Akhil

Fourth Of July Creek   Henderson, Smith
How To Be Both    Smith, Ali
In Search Of Silence   Mackie, Emily

In The Approaches   Barker, Nicola

In The Light Of What We Know   Rahman, Zia Haider

J    Jacobson, Howard
Kinder Than Solitude    Li, Yiyun

Lila   Robinson, Marilynne

Life Drawing   Black, Robin

Lost For Words   St Aubyn, Edward

Love And Treasure   Waldman, Ayelet

Nora Webster   Toibin, Colm

On Such A Full Sea   Lee, Chang-Rae
Orfeo    Powers, Richard
Outline   Cusk, Rachel

Perfidia   Ellroy, James

Road Ends   Lawson, Mary

Shark   Self, Will
Some Luck   Smiley, Jane
Stay Up With Me    Barbash, Tom

Stone Mattress   Atwood, Margaret

The Ballad Of A Small Player   Osborne, Lawrence

The Bone Clocks   Mitchell, David
The Book Of Gold Leaves   Waheed, Mirza

The Book Of Strange New Things   Faber, Michel
The Country Of Icecream Star   Newman, Sandra

The Dog   O'Neill, Joseph
The Emerald Light In The Air   Antrim, Donald

The Emperor Waltz   Hensher, Philip

The Fever   Abbott, Megan

The Heroes' Welcome   Young, Louisa

The Incarnations   Barker, Susan

The Lie   Dunmore, Helen

The Lives Of Others   Mukherjee, Neel
The Narrow Road To The Deep North   Flanagan, Richard
The Night Guest   McFarlane, Fiona

The Paying Guests    Waters, Sarah

The Tell-Tale Heart   Dawson, Jill

The Temporary Gentleman   Barry, Sebastian

The Wake   Kingsnorth, Paul
The Zone Of Interest   Amis, Martin

Their Lips Talk Of Mischief   Warner, Alan

Thunderstruck    McCracken, Elizabeth
To Rise Again At A Decent Hour    Ferris, Joshua
Travelling Sprinkler    Baker, Nicholson

Upstairs At The Party   Grant, Linda

Viper Wine    Eyre, Hermione

Virginia Woolf In Manhattan    Gee, Maggie

We Are Not Ourselves    Thomas, Matthew
What You Want    Phipps, Constantine

Wittgenstein Jr    Iyer, Lars

Young Skins     Barrett, Colin

Your Fathers, Where Are They?...     Eggers, Dave

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