Today, the Man Booker prize shortlist for 2016 has been announced. The prize winner will be announced on 25th October at a rather swish black tie dinner, and will be televised. Having read both David Means’ Hystopia, and Serious Sweet by A.L. Kennedy, I reviewed those contenders here.
“In the third year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, the shortlist is an even split between two British, two US and two Canadian writers. Three novels from Penguin Random House are shortlisted alongside three from small, independent publishers“.
The 2016 shortlist of six novels is:
Paul Beatty (US) The Sellout (Oneworld)
Deborah Levy (UK) Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton)
Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) His Bloody Project (Contraband)
Ottessa Moshfegh (US) Eileen (Jonathan Cape)
David Szalay (Canada-UK) All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape)
Madeleine Thien (Canada) Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books)
More information is available on the Man Booker prize website.