The Man Booker Prize 2016 Shortlist has been released, that includes two British, two American and one Canadian author making the final six. This year’s Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, announced all six names at a press conference held on 13 Sep 2016.
The judges observed the role of the novel in exploring the culture and tackling unfamiliar & challenging subjects, keeping in mind the authors’ willingness to play with language and form. The Man Booker Pize 2016 shortlist features a variety of authors, from new names to award winners.
A panel of five judges chose the shortlist for this year from 155 submissions published between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.
Chair of the judges, Amanda Foreman said
This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality is extremely high. Each novel provoked intense discussion and, at times, passionate debate, challenging our expectations of what a novel is and can be.
From the historical to the contemporary, the satirical to the polemical, the novels in this list come from both established writers and new voices. The writing is uniformly fresh, energetic and important
Excited to know the shortlisted authors’ names? We won’t make you wait.
Man Book Prize 2016: Shortlist of Six Novels
1. Paul Beatty (US) – The Sellout
2. Deborah Levy (UK) – Hot Milk
3. Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) – His Bloody Project
4. Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen
5. David Szalay (Canada-UK) – All That Man Is
6. Madeleine Thien (Canada) – Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Man Booker Prize for Fiction
First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality. The only requisite to be nominated for Man Booker Prize is that the novel should be written in English and published in the UK.
Each author on the Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlist receives £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner of Man Booker Prize takes home a whopping amount of £50,000.
Which one of these masterpieces will win the Man Booker Prize 2016. Drop your choices in comments!