Last month, The Man Booker Prize announced its longlist of 2017 award nominees of which some have made it to the list for the second time.
Here are the thirteen nominees:
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK)
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US)
The first name that stands out is Arundhati Roy, the Indian author who won the Man Booker Prize for her first novel, God of Small Things, 20 years ago. The other author making it to the list the second time is Mohsin Hamid, the Pakistani novelist, who is well known for his book, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, for which he was shortlisted 10 years ago. Jon McGregor has made it to the longlist the third time this year; his previously nominated books are If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2003) and So Many Ways to Begin (2006). Ali Smith and Zadie Smith, both from UK made it till the shortlist in the year 2005 for their books The Accidental and On Beauty. The same year, Sabastian Barry, too, was shortlisted for his book, A Long, Long Way.
The Man Booker Prize will announce its shortlist next month.