The 2019 Booker Prize longlist is up.

Literary Hub Article: "Here’s the 2019 Booker Prize longlist (with almost no Americans, for a change)."

Of the 13 books that make up the “Booker Dozen,” as the longlist is sometimes called, eight are women and five are men. The longlist includes two former Booker Prize winners (Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie) and one debut novel, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer, as well as Valeria Luiselli’s first novel written in English.
From the 2019 Booker Prize press release:

In the press announcement, Chair of Judges Peter Florence advised: If you only read one book this year, make a leap. Read all 13 of these. There are Nobel candidates and debutants on this list. There are no favorites; they are all credible winners. They imagine our world, familiar from news cycle disaster and grievance, with wild humor, deep insight and a keen humanity. These writers offer joy and hope. They celebrate the rich complexity of English as a global language. They are exacting, enlightening and entertaining. Really—read all of them.