Three Irish authors on Man Booker longlist

Tuesday 23 July 2013 22.30
Colm Tóibín is among three Irish authors to make the list
Colm Tóibín is among three Irish authors to make the list

Three Irish authors are on the 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist.

They are Donal Ryan for The Spinning Heart; Colum McCann for TransAtlantic and Colm Tóibín for The Testament of Mary.

There are a total of 13 books on the longlist. A shortlist will be published in September and the winner will be named in October.

Mr Tóibín has been shortlisted twice before for The Blackwater Lightship in 1999 and in 2004 with The Master.

The 2013 longlist is:

Tash Aw - Five Star Billionaire

NoViolet Bulawayo - We Need New Names

Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries 

Jim Crace - Harvest 

Eve Harris - The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Richard House - The Kills

Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland

Alison MacLeod - Unexploded

Colum McCann - TransAtlantic

Charlotte Mendelson -  Almost English

Ruth Ozeki - A Tale for the Time Being

Donal Ryan - The Spinning Heart

Colm Tóibín - The Testament of Mary