It’s wonderful to see three Irish writers, Colum McCann, Donal Ryan and Colm Tóibín, longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Having previously been shortlisted twice for The Blackwater Lightship in 1999 and in 2004 for The Master, Tóibín is on the list for The Testament of Mary. McCann is longlisted for TransAtlantic and Ryan for The Spinning Heart.
The shortlist of six authors will be announced on Tuesday, 10th September, with the winner announced on Tuesday, 15th October. Check out the full list here.