Man Booker Shortlist Announced

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The prestigious Man Booker prize has whittled its longlist down to just six finalists. Several prominent names, including Marlynne Robinson and former winner Anne Enright, failed to make the cut. Last year, the Man Booker opened the award to all English-language writers instead of only those form the UK and Commonwealth, and the six finalists this year include two American authors alongside two British, one Jamaican, and one Nigerian author.

Congrats to all the finalists!

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (UK)

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica)

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (US)

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (UK)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (US)

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)

(You can read our review of Satin Island here and our interview with Hanya Yanagihara here)

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