The Folio Prize 80 Book Loooong List Has Been Announced

The Folio Prize, which was first awarded this year, has quickly become one of the most talked about literary awards. The prize is considered a more literary rival to the Man Booker award. Any fiction book published in the UK is eligible. The winner this year was THE TENTH OF DECEMBER by George Saunders, which beat out a short list that included Anne Carson, Rachel Kushner, and Eimear McBride.

Yesterday, the Folio Prize announced an 80-book loooong list of nominated books (the short list will be announced in February). These 80 books constitute a pretty fantastic year-end list of the best fiction books published in the UK this year. The list includes everyone from literary luminaries (Marilynne Robinson, Dave Eggers, Peter Carey, Martin Amis, Lydia Davis) to up and comers like Electric Literature contributor Peter Tieryas Liu.

Here is the full list:

10:04 by Ben Lerner (Granta)
A GOD IN EVERY STONE by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury Publishing)
ACADEMY STREET by Mary Costello (Canongate)
AFTER ME COMES THE FLOOD by Sarah Perry (Serpent’s Tail)
ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Miriam Toews (Faber & Faber)
ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengitsu (Sceptre)
ALL THE DAYS AND NIGHTS by Niven Goviden (The Friday Project)
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (4th Estate)
ALL THE RAGE by AL Kennedy (Jonathan Cape)
AMNESIA by Peter Carey (Faber & Faber)
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (4th Estate)
ARCTIC SUMMER by Damon Galgut (Atlantic Books)
BALD NEW WORLD by Peter Tieryas Liu (John Hunt Publishing)
BARK by Lorrie Moore (Faber & Faber)
BE SAFE I LOVE YOU by Cara Hoffman (Virago)
BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi (Picador)
CAN’T AND WON’T by Lydia Davis (Hamish Hamilton)
DEAR THIEF by Samantha Harvey (Jonathan Cape)
DEPT. OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill (Granta)
DISSIDENT GARDENS by Jonathan Lethem (Jonathan Cape)
DUST by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta)
EM AND THE BIG HOOM by Jerry Pinto (Viking)
ENGLAND AND OTHER STORIES by Graham Swift (Simon & Schuster)
EUPHORIA by Lily King (Picador)
EVERLAND by Rebecca Hunt (Fig Tree)
EYRIE by Tim Winton (Picador)
FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma (Faber & Faber)
FOURTH OF JULY CREEK by Smith Henderson (William Heinemann)
HOW TO BE BOTH by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
IN SEARCH OF SILENCE by Emily Mackie (Sceptre)
IN THE APPROACHES by Nicola Barker (4th Estate)
IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT WE KNOW by Zia Haider Rahman (Picador)
J by Howard Jacobson (Jonathan Cape)
KINDER THAN SOLITUDE by Yiyun Li (4th Estate)
LILA by Marilynne Robinson (Virago)
LIFE DRAWING by Robin Black (Picador)
LOST FOR WORDS by Edward St Aubyn (Picador)
LOVE AND TREASURE by Ayelet Waldman (Two Roads)
NORA WEBSTER by Colm Tóibín (Viking)
ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-Rae Lee (Little by Brown)
ORFEO by Richard Powers (Atlantic Books)
OUTLINE by Rachel Cusk (Faber & Faber)
PERFIDIA by James Ellroy (William Heinemann)
ROAD ENDS by Mary Lawson (Chatto & Windus)
SHARK by Will Self (Viking)
SOME LUCK by Jane Smiley (Mantle)
STAY UP WITH ME by Tom Barbash (Simon & Schuster)
STONE MATTRESS by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury Publishing)
THE BALLAD OF A SMALL PLAYER by Lawrence Osborne (The Hogarth Press)
THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell (Sceptre)
THE BOOK OF GOLD LEAVES by Mirza Waheed (Penguin)
THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber (Canongate)
THE COUNTRY OF ICECREAM STAR by Sandra Newman (Chatto & Windus)
THE DOG by Joseph O’Neill (4th Estate)
THE FEVER by Megan Abbott (Picador)
THE HEROES’ WELCOME by Louisa Young (Harper Collins)
THE INCARNATIONS by Susan Barker (Doubleday)
THE LIE by Helen Dunmore (Hutchinson)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS by Neel Mukherjee (Chatto & Windus)
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus)
THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane (Sceptre)
THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters (Virago)
THE TELL-TALE HEART by Jill Dawson (Sceptre)
THE TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN by Sebastain Barry (Faber & Faber)
THE WAKE by Paul Kingsnorth (Unbound)
THE ZONE OF INTEREST by Martin Amis (Jonathan Cape)
THEIR LIPS TALK OF MISCHIEF by Alan Warner (Faber & Faber)
THUNDERSTRUCK by Elizabeth McCracken (Jonthan Cape)
TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris (Viking)
TRAVELLING SPRINKLER by Nicholson Baker (Serpent’s Tail)
UPSTAIRS AT THE PARTY by Linda Grant (Virago)
VIPER WINE by Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)
VIRGINIA WOOLF IN MANHATTAN by Maggie Gee (Telegram Books)
WE ARE NOT OURSELVES by Thomas Matthew (4th Estate)
WHAT YOU WANT by Constantine Phipps (Quercus)
WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer (Melville House)
YOUNG SKINS by Colin Barrett (Jonathan Cape)
YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY?… by Dave Eggers (Hamish Hamilton)

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