The long list for this year’s Man Booker Prize, the 45th year of the award, has been announced. Thirteen novels from experimental to traditional, historical to modern times, ranging from all parts of the world have been selected by the panel of judges. Harvest by Jim Crace and The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin are the only two writers who have previously been shortlisted in the past foe the prize. There are three, as yet unreleased novels on the long list, one being The Luminaries by Wellington writer Eleanor Catton (congratulations Eleanor from all our librarians, we’re all very excited for you!), who is also the youngest writer selected. The shortlist will be announced in September and the £50,000 prize will be awarded to the winner on 15th October.