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Margaret Atwood’s sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on Booker Prize longlist

Canadian Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is a contender once more for the coveted fiction trophy.

Atwood gained in 2000 for The Blind Murderer and is nominated for The Testaments, a follow-up to The Handmaid’s Story.

Margaret Atwood writing sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

British novelist Salman Rushdie, who gained in 1981 for Nighttime’s Kids, makes the 13-book longlist for his newest novel, Quichotte.

The 8 girls and 5 males at the listing introduced Wednesday come with Britain’s Max Porter for “Lanny”; Nigerian-British creator OyinkThe Handmaid’s Storyan Braithwaite for “My Sister, the Serial Killer”; British-Turkish creator Elif Shafak for 10 Mins 38 Seconds in This Extraordinary Global; and Lucy Ellmann, the one American finalist, for Geese, Newburyport.

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Based in 1969, the 50,000-pound (C$88,000) prize is open to English-language authors from world wide.

Six finalists might be introduced Sept. three, with the winner printed Oct. 14.

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