The list does contain last year’s Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, who makes the long list for her new novel Bring Up The Bodies, her sequel to 2009 Booker winner Wolf Hall. Many expected authors such as Martin Amis have however failed to make the list.
Other previous award winners Ian McEwan, Rose Tremain and Pat Barker also failed to make the 13 strong Booker longlist.
The full 2012 Man Booker Long list is:
The Yips – Nicola Barker
The Teleportation Accident – Ned Beauman
Philida – Andre Brink
The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng
Skios – Michael Frayn
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
Swimming Home – Deborah Levy
Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel
The Lighthouse – Alison Moore
Umbrella – Will Self
Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil
Communion Town – Sam Thompson
The 49-year old actress is now dating 37-year old New Zealand actor Martin Henderson. The couple have even been pictured together in a romantic break in Connecticut.
It is good news for the actress that she appears to have a new beau as she has been openly struggling over the last few months following the very public breakdown of her marriage to Kutcher. He was less than discreet with his extra marital liaisons and even spent their last wedding anniversary with another woman in a hotel room.
Kutcher is said to have reached a more serious stage in the relationship with his That 70’s Show co-star Mila Kunis with reports that she has even moved into his multimillion dollar Hollywood home.
It seems that Demi’s budding romance could not have come at a better time for her as apart from the heartache over her failed marriage she has also had to deal with her daughters effectively disowning her as they also wanted to keep contact with Kutcher.
Demi’s new boyfriend is not as well-known as her but did appear in the video for Britney Spear’s 2004 hit Toxic as well as starring in Aussie soap Home and Away. He has also had some movie roles, appearing in the 2002 horror remake The Ring with Naomi Watts as well as the 1999 film Kick.
It certainly looks like her new romance has brightened things up for Demi and an observer described them as looking extremely comfortable in each others company.