André Brink makes Booker Prize list
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
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 Kalahari.comThe 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist:The Yips -
Nicola BarkerThe Teleportation Accident
- Ned BeaumanPhilida
- André BrinkThe 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 MantelThe Lighthouse -
Alison Moore Umbrella
- Will Self Narcopolis
- Jeet Thayil Communion Town
- Sam Thompson