Brilliant news. A few days ago, the longlist for none other than the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced, and guess what? 10 of the 13 fantastic authors on the list are coming to the Book Festival this August.
There are still tickets left for many of these events, and their shiny new Booker Prize longlist status serves as reason #10029430 to grab these tickets.
The ten longlisters who will be appearing in
Emma Donoghue for Room
Helen Dunmore for The Betrayal
Howard Jacobson for The Finkler Question
Andrea Levy for The Long Song
Tom McCarthy for C
David Mitchell for The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet
Lisa Moore for February
Paul Murray for Skippy Dies
Christos Tsiolkas for The Slap
Alan Warner for The Stars in the Bright Sky