The long list for the Man Booker Awards was announced yesterday. Many of the books haven't gotten stateside release yet, but one that has is Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood, which purports to be the memoir of the chimpanzee from Tarzan. It'd be funny if a monkey beat Coetzee. (Ape. Whatever.) Full list of nominees after the jump.
Via Jacket Copy:
A.S. Byat, "The Children's Book" — out in the U.S. in October
J.M. Coetzee, "Summertime" — out in the U.S. in October
Adam Foulds, "The Quickening Maze" — American release not scheduled
Sarah Hall, "How to Paint a Dead Man" — out in the U.S. in September
Samantha Harvey, "The Wilderness" — out now
James Lever, "Me Cheeta"
Hilary Mantel, "Wolf Hall" — out in the U.S. in October
Simon Mawer, "The Glass Room" — American release not scheduled
Ed O'Loughlin, "Not Untrue and Not Unkind" — out in the U.S. in April 2010
James Scudamore, "Heliopolis" — out now
Colm Toibin, "Brooklyn"
William Trevor, "Love and Summer" — out in the U.S. in September
Sarah Waters, "The Little Stranger" — out now