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André Brink makes Booker Prize list

2012-07-26 15:45
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Cape Town – South African author André Brink has been included in the long list of nominees for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

Brink was nominated for the prestigious prize for his new book Philida, which will be released in September by publisher Harvill Secker.

The writer was previously shortlisted for the Booker for his two novels An Instant in the Wind  (1976) and Rumours of Rain  (1978).

Philida a historical novel set in South Africa that tells of a slave woman's relationship with her white master's son.

Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng, who is currently based in Cape Town, was also nominated for his book The Garden of Evening Mists.

The shortlist will be announced on 11 September and the eventual winner revealed on 16 October.

Philida  is available to pre-order on

The 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist:

The Yips - Nicola Barker

The Teleportation Accident - Ned Beauman

Philida - André Brink

The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng

Skios - Michael Frayn

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce

Swimming Home - Deborah Levy

Bring up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel

The Lighthouse - Alison Moore

Umbrella - Will Self

Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil

Communion Town - Sam Thompson

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