The Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced:
- Anna Burns (UK), Milkman (Faber & Faber)
- Esi Edugyan (Canada), Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)
- Daisy Johnson (UK), Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)
- Rachel Kushner (USA) The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)
- Richard Powers (USA), The Overstory (William Heinemann)
- Robin Robertson (UK), The Long Take (Picador)
The Man Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year’s shortlist recognises three writers from the UK, two from the US, and one from Canada.
The shortlist was selected by a panel of five judges: the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime writer Val McDermid; cultural critic Leo Robson; feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose; and artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 October.