And crazily – its a longlist of only 15 people!!!! And only 4 british writers!!!
The article says:
This year we welcome new British writers Lisa Blower, Nicolas Burbidge and Naomi Booth, while more established names are represented by authors such as American Allegra Goodman, who is the author of five novels and two collections of short stories, US writer and filmmaker Miranda July, whose collection of stories, ‘No One Belongs Here More Than You’, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries; bestselling American author of ‘Sisterland’ Curtis Sittenfeld, whose longlisted story is contained in her new collection out in Spring 2018, and Joseph O’Neill, winner of the 2009 Pen Faulkner Prize for Fiction and author of ‘Netherland’ which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has a new collection of short stories, ‘Good Trouble’, due to be published in June 2018.
Lisa Blower was shortlisted for the Arnold Bennett literary award for her debut novel, published by fair Acre Press: Sitting Ducks