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24 August 2019

Voting open for the Not the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist

31 July 2019

The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize aims to find this year's best novels especially those that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. A serious discussion about literature and prize culture, it's also about fun.

In a change from previous years, the six books on the shortlist will be chosen as follows:

  • three books by the public vote
  • one book by the 2018 judging panel
  • one book by Chester's award-winning Storyhouse library
  • one book by the 2019 independent bookseller of the year, Edinburgh's Golden Hare Books.

Voting is now open to decide the books selected by public vote. Books published in Scotland and/or by Scottish writers are well represented on the very long list of nominations. Vote by 23.59 BST on Monday 5 August 2019.

For full details of how to nominate, see Sam Jordison in The Guardian of 29 July 2019.

Not the Booker longlist 2019

 Above: some of the books published in Scotland or by Scottish writers.