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Booker prize reveals globe-spanning longlist of ‘engrossing stories'

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Kazuo Ishiguro makes cut alongside Rachel Cusk and Richard Powers, and novels from Sri Lanka and South Africa compete with choices from the US and UK Kazuo Ishiguro first won the Booker prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day. Thirty-one years later, the British author has made the longlist for the £50,000 award with Klara and the Sun,his first novel since winning the Nobel prize in literature. Ishiguro's story of an AF, or “artificial friend”, which is bought as a companion for a 14-year-old girl, is one of 13 novels in the running for this year's Booker, the most prestigious books prize...
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