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7月にMan Booker Prizeのlonglistが紹介されました。今更ながらlonglistがあって、shortlistがあるのかと気付いた次第です(汗)

Longlist 2014 announced
23 July 2014

The Man Booker, which is awarded to the best novel of the year in the opinion of the judges, is worth £50,000 to the winner. Previous winners include Hilary Mantel for Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring up the Bodies, and two novels where sales have topped two million copies each, Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

The judges will meet again to reduce their longlist to a shortlist of six titles which will be announced on Tuesday 9th September. The winning novel will be revealed on the BBC television’s Ten O’Clock News direct from a black-tie dinner in London’s Guildhall on October 14.

Shortlistに関してはロングマンやオックスフォードの学習辞典に載っていますが、long listの方は学習辞典では掲載しておらず、Websterなんかにもありませんでした。ネイティブ向けのアメリカンヘリテージやオックスフォードにようやく載っていました。

short list also short‧list [countable] British English
a list of the most suitable people for a job or a prize, chosen from all the people who were first considered
on the short list (for something)
Davies was on the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
draw up/compile a shortlist
The panel will draw up a shortlist of candidates.

A list of items or candidates that have been selected for consideration, as for an award, before being reduced to a shortlist.

A list of selected names or things from which a shortlist is to be compiled:
Smith was on nobody’s longlist for chairman

Place on a longlist:
a science centre in Glasgow is one of the projects longlisted for Millennium Commission funds

あと一つ今回のlonglistで気になったのが、9月発売予定のDavid MitchellのThe Bone Clocksがすでにリストに入っていたことです。ドラフトを提出したのでしょうか。

来月David Mitchellが新刊発売に合わせてイベントをするようです。Cloud Atlas was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and adapted for the big screen in 2013.とあるだけで、新刊がlonglistに入った事は触れられていません。Longlistぐらいでは経歴のアピールにならないことでしょうか。

Wednesday 3 September, 7pm
The Royal Geographical Society, London SW7

Join David Mitchell for the UK launch event for his much-anticipated new novel The Bone Clocks.

From the author of the genre-busting Cloud Atlas, this kaleidoscopic thriller looks ahead to life without oil. It tells the story of Holly Sykes in six segments, from her teenage years in 1980s Gravesend to her old age on the west coast of Ireland, raising her granddaughter while the world's climate collapses. A dazzling mix of realism and fantasy exploring the nature of mortality and survival.

Mitchell's novels include number9dream, Ghostwritten and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Cloud Atlas was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and adapted for the big screen in 2013. In 2003 he was selected as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.

Claire Armitstead, books editor, Guardian News & Media and presenter, the Guardian books podcast

* Readers who select the ticket plus book option can collect their pre-ordered copy of the novel at the event.

申込画面が以下のなのですが、TOEICでおなじみになったEnter promotional codeとありますね。