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:

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.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Contests

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