His Bloody Project longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016
27 July 2016
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae
Burnet is one of thirteen books longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker
Prize. It's published by Contraband, an imprint of
member Saraband. A crime thriller, it is singled
out in The Guardian's article of 27 July as the most
eye-catching book on the list. Mark Brown (the Guardian's Arts
correspondent) asks 'Could a crime thriller win the Man Booker
prize?' - well we certainly hope so! There's also an interview with
Saraband publisher Sara Hunt in The Guardian of 29 July 2016: 'Crazy but fantastic': Man Booker prize pitches
tiny publishers into big league.
Serious Sweet by Scottish writer AL Kennedy (Jonathan
Cape) is also on the longlist.
The longlist was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK
between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. The judges noted that
publishers large and small are represented with six titles from
Penguin Random House imprints (Harvill Secker, Jonathan Cape,
Hamish Hamilton, Viking); two from Simon & Schuster's Scribner
UK imprint; and five from independent publishers, including
Saraband, Faber & Faber, Salt, Granta and
The shortlist of six books will be announced on Tuesday
13 September at a press conference at the London offices
of Man Group, the prize's sponsor. The shortlisted authors each
receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book.
The 2016 winner will then be announced on Tuesday 25
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.
The winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize will receive a further
£50,000 and can expect international recognition.
For the full longlist, see the Man Booker Prize website.