The 13 books longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize have been announced, with previous winner Anne Enright among those in contention.
The Irish author, who won the £50,000 prize in 2007, is longlisted for her sixth novel, The Green Road.
Three Britons – Tom McCarthy, Andrew O’Hagan and Sunjeev Sahota – make the longlist alongside five Americans.
Novelists from India, Jamaica, New Zealand and Nigeria round out this year’s list of candidates.
A shortlist of six will be unveiled on 15 September, with the overall winner to be announced on 13 October.
Australian author Richard Flanagan won last year’s prize for his wartime novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
The longlist of authors and titles is as follows:
* Bill Clegg (US), Did You Ever Have a Family
* Anne Enright (Ireland), The Green Road
* Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings
* Laila Lalami (US), The Moor’s Account
* Tom McCarthy (UK), Satin Island
* Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), The Fishermen
* Andrew O’Hagan (UK), The Illuminations
* Marilynne Robinson (US), Lila
* Anuradha Roy (India), Sleeping on Jupiter
* Sunjeev Sahota (UK), The Year of the Runaways
* Anna Smaill (New Zealand), The Chimes
* Anne Tyler (US), A Spool of Blue Thread
* Hanya Yanagihara (US), A Little Life
Clegg, Obioma and Smaill have all been longlisted for their debut novels, while McCarthy and O’Hagan have both been shortlisted before.