Man Booker 2O14The Man Booker Prize Shortlist (2014) has recently been announced, and the final six titles are:

  • Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking)
  • Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus)
  • Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Howard Jacobson, J (Jonathan Cape)
  • Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)
  • Ali Smith, How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton)

Chair of the 2014 judges, AC Grayling, said on behalf of the selection panel:

“We are delighted to announce our international shortlist. As the Man Booker Prize expands its borders, these six exceptional books take the reader on journeys around the world, between the UK, New York, Thailand, Italy, Calcutta and times past, present and future.”

“We had a lengthy and intensive debate to whittle the list down to these six. It is a strong, thought-provoking shortlist which we believe demonstrates the wonderful depth and range of contemporary fiction in English.”

Those on the shortlist hail from the United States (Ferris and Fowler), Britain (Smith, Mukherjee, and Jacobson), and Australia (Flanagan).

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