Saturday, 17 September 2016

Come on...! Take a wild guess...

At last... the Man Booker announces its 2016 Shortlist. Go ahead! take a wild guess on the prospective winner... and wait till Tuesday, 25 October to tally your take! :-)

About the Booker: The Man Booker Prize was established in 1969. The winner receives £50,000 as well as the £2,500 awarded to each of the shortlisted authors. Both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus an increase in book sales.

Commonly known as the Booker Prize - The Man Booker [that includes Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul, Ondaatje, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Aravind Adiga among its illustrious past winners] - is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK.

2016 Key Dates

Longlist: 27 July
Shortlist: 13 September
Winner: 25 October

The 'Shortlisted Six' for this year's Booker 

US - Paul Beatty - The Sellout
US - Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen

UK - Deborah Levy - Hot Milk
UK - Graeme Macrae Burnet - His Bloody Project

Canada - David Szalay - All That Man Is
Canada - Madeleine Thien - Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2016 is the third year that writers of any nationality can be nominated for the prize, and nominees include two Canadian, two British and two US writers.

Last year Jamaican author Marlon James won the prize for his second novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. 2016s Winner will be announced on October 25 at a ceremony in London.

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