The 2018 Man Booker Shortlist has been revealed!
In its 50th year, the Man Booker Prize continues to uphold its mission to “promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.” Wittled down from the 13-title longlist, the 6-book shortlist includes writers from the UK, US, and Canada—three, two, and one, respectively. With her debut novel, Johnson is the youngest writer to be shortlisted for the Man Booker at 27, and Edugyan is the only nominee this year to have been shortlisted before (Half-Blood Blues in 2011).
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (Read our review)
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Milkman by Anna Burns
The Man Booker Prize will be awarded on October 16.