Man Booker Prize 2013 Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. This prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. The winner will be announced on the 15th October.man booker2013

The shortlist for 2013 has been announced thus:

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)

The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)

A Tale for the Time Being  by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín (Penguin)

Robert Macfarlane, the chair of this year’s Man Booker Prize judges, has called this years list the most diverse in recent memory. They are geographically diverse with novelists from New Zealand, England, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe . They range in size from the 832 pages (Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries) to just 104-pages (The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín). They depict time periods ranging from the biblical Middle East (Tóibín) to contemporary Zimbabwe (NoViolet Bulawayo). The oldest author on the list, Jim Crace, is 67 and the youngest (also the youngest ever shortlistee), Eleanor Catton, is 28.
Who would win your vote?
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Posted on September 10, 2013, in Awards, Book News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon.

  2. claireatwakefieldlibraries

    Thanks for the reblog Sleepy Book Dragon!

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