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  • n. A first list, from which a shortlist is prepared
  • v. To add to a longlist; to consider prior to a later and narrower shortlist


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  • The Orange Prize longlist is out, and the judges are complaining it was a miserable time going through the books.

    Orange Prize sick of weepiness

  • This year though, good news, the longlist is to be limited to 12 books.

    52 entries from February 2007

  • Usually I'm wading in already with those "Here we go ... load of old rubbish" posts, "Here's the one I've hated, place your bets, it's bound to win" and the Booker longlist is the only time I do that, turkeys don't make it on here as a rule.

    51 entries from August 2007

  • The clothes on their backs sold 13 copies in the week ending 26 July and 144 in the following week (the longlist was announced on29 July).

    Sunday Salon: Book Depository and Man Booker

  • His failure to make it past the longlist was the final setback in a frustrating year that also saw him lose out in October as Anne Enright scooped the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

    Bad Sex in Fiction Award - Norman Mailer

  • As it stands, the longlist is a bothersome reminder of the still-prevalent flaws in the Academy's system.

    In Contention

  • Late last night, I learned that The Red Tree has made the "longlist" for the British Fantasy Award, which pleases me.

    "Rendered unto night, creation torn asunder."

  • The "longlist" in circulation right now contains a dozen novels, which then get narrowed to five, then down to one.

    Kevin Smokler: The Shelf Talker: Disco, Beer and Rubix Cubes

  • One of the books on my "longlist" is Devil in the White City.

    Non-Fiction Five Challenge

  • Last year a DECC-lead feasibility study provided Ministers with a 'longlist' of potential options, which ranged from the huge - including solid barriers straddling the mouth of the estuary or further upstream - to the more modest - tidal lagoons cut into the banks of the river - and encompassing several options in between, such as a flexible tidal 'fence'. - Latest News


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