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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Man Booker Prize... Short List!

2016 Man Booker Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced today! Here are the 6 books & authors... (and their country of origin)

Paul Beatty (US) - The Sellout 

Deborah Levy (UK) - Hot Milk 

Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) - His Bloody Project 

Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen 

David Szalay (Canada-UK) - All That Man Is 

Madeleine Thien (Canada) - Do Not Say We Have Nothing 

Hey, What is The Man Booker Prize?

"The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.To maintain the consistent excellence of The Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction."

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