The Booker Prize has whittled down its longlist to an intriguing shortlist, and none of the authors tapped has previously won the Prize. As was the case in prior years, two Americans make the shortlist this year: Paul Beatty and Ottessa Moshfegh. They are joined by the UK’s Graeme Macrae Burnet and Deborah Levy, and Canadians David Szalay and Madeleine Thien. The bookies suggest that Levy, the only author remaining to have previously landed on a shortlist, is the favorite to win.
All the Booker Prize shortlisters are below (with bonus links where available):
- The Sellout by Paul Beatty (The Inanity of American Plutocracy: On Paul Beatty’s The Sellout)
- Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
- His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
- Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (Ottessa Moshfegh’s Year in Reading)
- All That Man Is by David Szalay
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien