On September 9th, the Man Booker Prizes announced their shortlist this years award.
The Nominees include American authors for the very first time. This year’s nominees are:
Joshua Ferris (US), To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking)
Richard Flanagan (Australian), The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus)
Karen Joy Fowler (US), We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent’s Tail)
Howard Jacobson (British), J (Jonathan Cape)
Neel Mukherjee (British), Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)
Ali Smith (British), How To Be Both (Hamish Hamilton)