Man Booker appearances

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HALF of the 12 authors longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize will be appearing at next month’s Edinburgh International Book Festival in August.

Ned Beauman, Michael Frayn, Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Will Self and Jeet Thayil will all be speaking about their new books in Charlotte Square Gardens.

Book Festival director Nick Barley said: “We are delighted to welcome so many of the authors selected for the longlist.”