2013 Man Booker Shortlist

The shortlist for the most prestigious British literary prize in fiction was just announced. Check out the potential winners here.

2013 Man Booker Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize has just been announced. Let’s take a look at the six nominees:

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo: Stretching from Zimbabwe to Michigan, the hardship and rootlessness of a young girl’s life is the focus of this debut novel.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Caton: The U.S. publication for this book is not until October 15, but read about the book in The Guardian here.

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: A metaphysical onion of a novel, this fascinating story plays with ideas of time, memory, quantum mechanics, the computer age, history, writing, reading and much more.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri: The newest from Lahiri will be available on September 24. Look for a review by the Independent soon. In the meantime, here’s a recent By the Book interview with the author in the NY Times.

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín: A short work, propulsive in the energy with which it reinterprets the inner life of one particular mother, Mary, and the works of her son.

Harvest by Jim Crace: Here are reviews from the NY Times and The Guardian.

Any favorites? Let me know in the comments.

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