The titles were chosen by a panel of five judges chaired by author and former Director-General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington.
A total of 138 books, seven of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen' longlist. They are:
- Julian Barnes- The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
- Sebastian Barry- On Canaan's Side (Faber)
- Carol Birch- Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt- The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan- Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail)
- Yvvette Edwards- A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
- Alan Hollinghurst- The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
- Stephen Kelman- Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- Patrick McGuinness- The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
- A.D. Miller- Snowdrops (Atlantic)
- Alison Pick- Far to Go (Headline Review)
- Jane Rogers- The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- D.J. Taylor- Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)
'We are delighted by the quality and breadth of our longlist, which emerged from an impassioned discussion. The list ranges from the Wild West to multi-ethnic London via post-Cold War Moscow and Bucharest, and includes four first novels.'