Jul 23, 2013

By Scott Walker

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Two Canadian authors are among 13 authors who have made the long-list of nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

Ruth Ozeki was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but took out dual citizenship when she married Canadian artist Oliver Kellhammer.

Ozeki is nominated for A Tale for the Time Being.

Alison Macleod was born in Montreal and now lives in England where she is a professor of contemporary fiction at Chichester University. She is nominated for Unexploded.

Only three Canadians have won the Man Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, and Michael Ondatje.

A shortlist will be announced September 10th and the $75,000 prize will be awarded on October 15.

Here is the full long list:

Five Star Billionaire – Tash Aw
We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
Harvest – Jim Crace
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman  – Eve Harris
The Kills – Richard House
The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
Unexploded – Alison MacLeod
TransAtlantic – Colum McCann
Almost English – Charlotte Mendelson
A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
The Spinning Heart – Donal Ryan
The Testament of Mary – Colm Toibin

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