Former Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood were both inducted into this year's longlist with 13 books. Quichotte . Atwood won in 2000 for The Blind Assassin and is nominated for The Testaments a sequel to her 1985 novel, The Handmaid's Tale . This is the sixth time that the Canadian writer has been nominated for the award.
Among the eight women and five men on the list announced Wednesday, Briton Max Porter belongs to Lanny ; The Nigerian-British writer Oyinkan Braithwaite for My Sister, the Serial Killer ; The British-Turkish author Elif Shafak for 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world ; and Lucy Ellmann, the only American finalist for Ducks, Newburyport .
"They are all credible winners," said judge judge Peter Florence. "They envision our world, which is known from the catastrophe and suffering of the news cycle, with wild humor, profound insights, and keen humanity."
"These authors offer joy and hope. They celebrate the rich complexity of English as a global language. They are sophisticated, enlightening and entertaining. Really ̵
Booker Prize Foundation Literary Director Gaby Wood added, "There are well-known names writing at the height of their powers; there are young writers with extraordinary imagination and daring wit, sharp-witted political thinking, silence and Thrill. And there is a multitude that shows that writing literature in English is a global endeavor.
Founded in 1969, the £ 50,000 (£ 228,000) prize is open to English-speaking authors from around the world.
] The shortlist will be announced on September 3. The winner will be at a ceremony on October 14th Published in London.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)  Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry (Canongate)
My sister, the serial killer [ [Details] by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic Books)
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton)
The Wall by John Lanchester
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
Lost child ren Archive by Valeria Luiselli (4th Estate)  An orchestra of minorities by Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown)
Lanny by Max Porter
Quichotte by Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape)
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world by Elif Shafak (Viking)
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson (Jonathan Cape)
Updated: July 24, 2019, 10:03 am