2003 Man Booker Prize Longlist

There doesn't seem to be any set number of books for the longlist: in 2001 we had 24, in 2002 20, and this year there are 23. The judges considered 117 books for the prize, 107 submitted and another 10 called in by the judges.

Author Title Publisher
Monica Ali Brick Lane Doubleday
Martin Amis Yellow Dog Jonathon Cape
Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake Bloomsbury
Carol Birch Turn Again Home Virago
Melvyn Bragg Crossing the Lines Sceptre
J. M. Coetzee Elizabeth Costello Secker & Warburg
Julia Darling The Taxi Driver's Daughter Viking
Gerard Donovan Schopenhauer's Telescope Scribner
Damon Galgut The Good Doctor Atlantic Books
Barbara Gowdy The Romantic Flamingo
Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time David Fickling/Random House
Zoe Heller Notes on a Scandal Penguin
Francis King The Nick of Time Arcadia Books
Shena Mackay Heligoland Jonathan Cape
Clare Morrall Astonishing Splashes of Colour Tindal Street Press
John Murray Jazz, etc. Flambard Fiction
Julie Myerson Something Might Happen Chatto & Windus
Tim Parks Judge Savage Secker & Warburg
Caryl Phillips A Distant Shore Secker & Warburg
DBC Pierre Vernon God Little Faber & Faber
Jonathan Raban Waxwings Picador
Graham Swift The Light of Day Hamish Hamilton
Barbara Trapido Frankie & Stankie Bloomsbury