Man Booker Shortlist

The Man Booker Shortlist has been announced. The Man Booker Prize is awarded to the best original novel written in English and published in the UK. For many years, the prize was restricted to authors from the UK or the Commonwealth, however it has recently been opened to authors of any nationality. Last year's winner was The Sellout by Paul Beatty, the first American to win. This year's prize will be announced on October 17th. The shortlist includes three American writers, two British writers, and one British-Pakistani. This year's shortlist:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Elmet** by Fiona Mozley

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Autumn by Ali Smith

**Not yet published in the United States

WINNER OF THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 
“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” –NPR
 


"So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides "--Aimee Bender


* * * Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize * * *

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review,
NPR, The Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, Huffington Post, and The Spectator UK


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented


MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize