Today marked a historic moment for the Man Booker Prize, as it announced its first global longlist. For the first time in its 46 year history, the £50,000 prize has been opened up to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK, as opposed to limiting entries to writers from the Commonwealth and Ireland.
Thirteen novels were named on the longlist for the global prize with Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith among the British authors, alongside David Nicholls, writer of the bestselling One Day.
Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Donna Tartt, whose novel The Goldfinch recently earned her a Pulitzer Prize, are among the list's notable exclusions.
Additionally, only three of the nominees are women. Karen Joy Fowler has been listed for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Siri Hustvedt for The Blazing World and Ali Smith for How to Be Both.