RSL Ondaatje Prize 2019 – The Longlist

In celebration of the fifteenth year of the RSL Ondaatje Prize we are announcing a longlist, for the first time:

Rania Abouzeid No Turning Back (Oneworld)
Sam Byers Perfidious Albion (Faber & Faber)
Edward Carey Little  (Aardvark Bureau)
Jonathan Coe Middle England (Viking)
Aida Edemariam The Wife’s Tale (4th Estate)
Aminatta Forna Happiness (Bloomsbury Circus)
Gaia Holmes Where the road runs out (Comma Poetry)
Christopher Hope The Café de Move-on Blues (Atlantic Books)
Emmanuel Iduma A Stranger’s Pose (Cassava Republic)
Alice Jolly Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile (Unbound))
Patrick Langley Arkady (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Jamal Mahjoub A Line in the River (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Sarah Moss Ghost Wall (Granta Books)
S.K. Perry Let Me Be Like Water (Melville House UK)
Donal Ryan From a Low and Quiet Sea (Doubleday)
Heidi Sopinka The Dictionary of Animal Languages (Scribe UK)
Guy Stagg The Crossway (Picador)
Malachy Tallack The Valley at the Centre of the World (Canongate)
Isabella Tree Wilding (Picador)
Adam Weymouth Kings of the Yukon (Particular Books)

This year’s judges are This year’s judges are Sabrina Mahfouz, Michèle Robertsand Ian Thomson.

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