The Guardian releases their longlist.

From The Guardian:

The countdown for the Guardian First Book Award begins today with a longlist which is the most diverse yet in ethnic origin and theme.

The 10 authors come from Iran, Thailand, India, Malaysia, the US, Kent, Oxford, Neasden, Doncaster and Co Tyrone.

The only one that I've actually read (I suck!  Must. Read. More). is Misfortune.  Just on the basis of the brief description, I totally want to read The Ice Museum and Sightseeing.