For the first time in history in the long list of the Booker prize became a graphic novel. It was the work of nick Dryso called “Sabrina”. All in all, the long list this year included 13 works, reported on the website of the award.
“Sabrina” tells about the first days after the disappearance of the girl. In the center of the plot is the technician of the Ministry of defense, and Calvin Wrobel who participates in the investigation of this incident.
This work is characterized as “allegorical, minimalist and thin”. Award-winning comic author Chris ware has called the work of Draco “perhaps the best graphic novel of the year”.
“Graphic novels to the forefront of storytelling and we thought that Sabrina does all that have to do a good literature,” said one of the members of the jury vel of MacDermid.
The full long list of the Booker prize this year looks like:
Snap Belinda Bauer (UK)
“The Milkman” Anne Burns (UK)
“Washington Black” Art, Eugen (Canada)
“In this crazy and violent city” guy Guranatee (UK)
Everything Under The Daisy Johnson (UK)
“The room of Mars,” Rachel Kushner (USA)
The Water Cure Sophie Mackintosh (UK)
Warlight Michael Ondaatje (Canada)
“The Overstory Richard powers (USA)
“Long plan” Robin Robertson (Britain)
“Normal people” Sally Rooney (Ireland)
From A Low And Quiet Sea Donal Ryan (Ireland)
“Sabrina,” nick Draco (USA)
The shortlist for the award will be announced on 20 September, and the winner will be announced on 16 October.
We will remind, the special prize “Golden Booker” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the award received a novel by Michael Ondaatje “the English patient”.
As previously reported, the Ukrainian writer Tanya Malyarchuk won the prestigious award in Austria.