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Mohammed Hanif’s 'Red Birds' longlisted for Rathbones Folio Prize 2019

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Mohammed Hanif’s novel "Red Birds" has been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019. Photo: The Irish Times/Bloomsbury

Mohammed Hanif’s novel Red Birds has been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019.

Released in 2018, Red Birds is a satire of American foreign policy and tells about American intervention in the Muslim world.

Hanif’s first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. His second novel, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Prize.

Hanif will be competing with 19 others for a place on the shortlist which will be announced on April 4. The winner of the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize will be announced at a ceremony on May 20.

Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 longlist

Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young

The Crossway by Guy Stagg 

Francis: A Life in Songs by Ann Wroe

Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert 

House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

I Am Dynamite! by Sue Prideaux 

Land of the Living by Georgina Harding 

The Library of Ice by Nancy Campbell 

Little by Edward Carey 

Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile by Alice Jolly 

Milkman by Anna Burns

Mothers by Chris Power 

Murmur by Will Eaves 

Normal People by Sally Rooney 

Ordinary People by Diana Evans 

The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus 

Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif 

There There by Tommy Orange 

Us by Zaffar Kunial 

West by Carys Davies