Culture 28 July 2009 The Man Booker longlist Byatt and Coetzee among some familiar names Print HTML The longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2009 has been announced, and includes two former winners, A.S Byatt and J.M Coetzee, and two previously shortlisted writers, Sarah Waters and Colm Toibin. Here's the full list, with links to the NS review where applicable: AS Byatt - The Children's Book (review by George Walden)JM Coetzee - SummertimeAdam Foulds - The Quickening Maze (review by Fatema Ahmed)Sarah Hall - How to Paint a Dead ManSamantha Harvey - The WildernessJames Lever - Me Cheeta Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall (review by Rachel Aspden)Simon Mawer - The Glass Room Ed O'Loughlin - Not Untrue & Not UnkindJames Scudamore - Heliopolis (review by Simon Akam)Colm Toibin - Brooklyn (review by Benjamin Markovits)William Trevor - Love and Summer Sarah Waters - The Little Stranger (review-essay by John O'Connell) The shortlist is announced on 8 September, the winner on 6 October. Our early tip? Coetzee's Summertime, which isn't out until September, but an excerpt from which was published recently in the New York Review. › Cameron the mafioso Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?