Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The books nominated for the shortlist are:

To Rise Again At a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

J by Howard Jacobson

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

How to Be Both by Ali Smith

Two US writers, Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are in the shortlist for the first time.

This is the first year that non-Commonwealth English writers have been eligible for the prize.

Karen Joy Fowler’s We are All Completely Beside Ourselves has already won the Pen/Faulkner Award.

Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize three years ago.


The winner will be announced on October 14.

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