LONDON – Canadian Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is a contender again for the coveted fiction trophy.
Atwood won in 2000 for “The Blind Assassin” and is nominated for “The Testaments,” a follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
British novelist Salman Rushdie, who won in 1981 for “Midnight’s Children,” makes the 13-book longlist for his latest novel, “Quichotte.”
Founded in 1969, the 50,000-pound (C$88,000) prize is open to English-language authors from around the world.
Six finalists will be announced Sept. 3, with the winner revealed Oct. 14.
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