Posted in Fiction, Literature Prizes, Man Booker Prize, Shortlists

Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

Overnight in London the judges of the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced the shortlist for this year’s prize. The six shortlisted titles, chosen from a longlist of 13 are:

Jim Naughtie, Chair of the 2009 judging panel, commented, “We’re thrilled to be able to announce such a strong shortlist, so enticing that it will certainly give us a headache when we come to select the winner. The choice will be a difficult one. There is thundering narrative, great inventiveness, poetry and sharp human insight in abundance.”

The winner will be announced on Tuesday October 6th and will receive £50,000 and can look forward to greatly increased sales and worldwide recognition. Each of the six shortlisted authors, including the winner, receives £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their own book.

For more information please link to the Man Booker Prize website. The page on how the judges came to their decision is very interesting.


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