Jul 27, 2017

Arundhati Roy's comeback novel on Booker longlist

Arundhati Roy's long-awaited second novel has made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize - 20 years after winning the award with her first.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is one of 13 novels longlisted for the £50,000 prize, which is now in its 49th year.

Two British Smiths, Ali and Zadie, also make the cut, as do first-time authors Emily Fridlund and Fiona Mozley.

The longlist includes four US writers, one year on from the prize going to its first American recipient.

(BBC News)