Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013: Fiction at its Finest

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013: Fiction at its Finest

The unenviable feat of going through 151 entries that the Man Booker Prize Committee undertook earlier this year has resulted in a shortlist that was announced yesterday.

Out of the 12 books that were longlisted by the Man Booker Prize Foundation, six have been shortlisted. And what an impressively varied shortlist it is, indeed. From  Colm Tóibín’s The Testament of Mary, which at 30,000 words and 104 pages is the slimmest book ever to be on the shortlist to the debut to the debut novel and is about the mourning of Jesus by his mother We Nee New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo about a young girl’s escape from poverty ridden Zimbabwe to America.

here is the complete list:

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)

The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)

All of the above mentioned titles are available at Liberty Books. I guess all our reading lists just got some brilliant additions!


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