Man Booker Prize released the longlist which includes Summertime by J.M. Coetzee, who is one of only two novelists to have won the Booker Prize twice with Life & Times of Michael K in 1983 and Disgrace in 1999.
William Trevor, previously shortlisted four times for the annual prize, is longlisted for his new novel Love and Summer.
Read more here.
However, I wonder when an African publishing house would make that list; though we say value should not be judged by awards but I really can't help but wonder...as our books that have even won international acclaim were first published abroad. Is it possible to find our way to this list or am I just dreaming?