by Jonny on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:59 am
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize has been announced, with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by debut novelist Rachel Joyce featuring on the list. Rachel joins three other debut novelists, Will Self and former Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel.
Since its publication in March, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry has already been sold to 29 territories worldwide and was shortlisted for The Desmond Elliott prize earlier this year. Waterstones also featured The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry as their April Book of the Month. Erica Wagner of The Times has described Rachel Joyce’s debut novel as ‘the next One Day’ and it looks set to continue to be one of the most high profile debut novels of 2012.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist will be announced on the 11th September and the winner on the 16th October. In an exclusive interview Rachel has said:
“What a wonderful surprise that The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry has been selected for the Man Booker Prize long list. I’m delighted, excited, honoured – all in wild measures. The publication of the book still feels so new to me, and I feel truly privileged to be included on such a prestigious list.”
Need a refresher about The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry? Check out the trailer below!
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