Posted on 09/20/2018 at 10:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Man Booker Prize judges have revealed their shortlist for the 2018 fiction prize.
The six remaining contenders are:
Milkman, by Anna Burns (UK).
Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan (Canada).
Everything Under, by Daisy Johnson (UK).
The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner (US).
The Overstory, by Richard Powers (US).
The Long Take, by Robin Robertson (UK).
These works cover “a wide range of subjects, from an eleven-year-old slave escaping a Barbados sugar plantation, to a D-Day veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder,” according to a press release.
Of note: Johnson, at age twenty-seven, has become the youngest writer to make the shortlist, and Nick Drnaso's Sabrina, the first graphic novel to land on the longlist, is no longer under consideration.
The five-judge panel will announce the 2018 winner, who receives a prize of £50,000 (over $66,000) on October 16, and the BBC will be airing the ceremony.
Read more on the Man Booker Prize website.
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