Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist Announced, Winners will be out in October

Man Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist

Attention all book lovers! The Booker Prize 2019 shortlist has been announced on Sep 3rd. Has your favorite author made it to the list? I’ve got all the details for you.

This year’s jury of the prestigious award has shortlisted 6 books and the winner of the Booker Prize 2019 will be chosen from these six shortlisted authors.

The final results of the Booker Prize 2019 will be declared on October 14, 2019. The prize money for the winning author is £50,000 to be shared equally between the author and his translator.

I know… I know.. that you want me to tell you the shortlisted authors. No worries, there’s the official announcement from The Booker Prizes twitter handle.

Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist Authors & Books

So, here is the list of the booker prize 2019 shortlisted authors and their books.

  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
  • Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

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This year’s Booker Prize shortlist not only include famous writers but also the debutants with year’s best fiction work in English.

These books are shortlisted from the following Longlist of Booker Prize 2019 which was released in July.

Booker Prize 2019 Longlist

Earlier the award was given in every two years. But, since 2016, it has been given annually to the books written in English or at least translated in English. It is given only to the living authors who have continued creativity and contributed to the fiction on the global level.

Talking about the shortlisted author, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are the repeated entries for the Booker Prize 2019 with their yet-to-be-published novels.

Salman Rushdie has once won the prize in 1981 for Midnight’s Children which is also considered as one of the best magical realism books of all time.

Whereas, Margaret Atwood has won the prize in 2000 for her book, The Blind Assasin. Also, she has been shortlisted earlier for her much-acclaimed book The Handmaid’s Tale in 1986 and again in the years 1989, 1996 and 2003.

Lucy Ellman, the author of Ducks, Newburyport is the only US author shortlist for 2019 Booker Prize. The jury has defined this 998 pages book as a genre-defying novel, an outburst on modern life and a hymn to loss and grief.

Another shortlisted book of the International Booker Prize is Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. This book is described as the “fusion fiction”. It talks about the lives of 12 people mostly, black, British, and female in her popular multi-narration and poetic style.

From the last four years, there was no writer from Africa listed for the Booker Prize which was formerly known as Man Booker Prize. But this time, Chigozie Obioma made his place in the shortlist of the Booker Prize with his book, An Orchestra of Minorities.

The sixth one in the Booker Prize shortlist is 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak.

Elif Shafak has already published 17 books out of which 11 are fictional novels. The book is considered as the groundbreaking imagination narrating the story of Istanbul sex worker who was left in a rubbish bin after a fatal accident.

With all these amazing books shortlisted in the Booker Prize 2019, I am all set to read each and every book of the list. (that’s how I am supporting the awards… by treating myself! 😛 )

Let me say it! I am solely rooting for The Testament by Margaret Atwood as it is the sequel of my favorite book The Handmaid’s Tale. But you never know who will be the winner. So I am going to wait till October 14 (booklovers! mark your calendars) and see my author win.

If you are also supporting for your favorite author then just fill us with your comments and let’s see who gets more support.