Zojuist is de shortlist van de Man Booker Prize bekendgemaakt. Genomineerd zijn:

Paul Beatty – The Sellout

Deborah Levy – Hot Milk

Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project

Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

David Szalay – All That Man Is

Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Juryvoorzitter Amanda Foreman:

The Man Booker Prize subjects novels to a level of scrutiny that few books can survive. In re-reading our incredibly diverse and challenging longlist, it was both agonizing and exhilarating to be confronted by the sheer power of the writing. As a group we were excited by the willingness of so many authors to take risks with language and form. The final six reflect the centrality of the novel in modern culture – in its ability to champion the unconventional, to explore the unfamiliar, and to tackle difficult subjects.

De winnaar wordt 25 oktober bekendgemaakt.