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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 October 2018

Here is the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist

All of the authors are from either America, Canada or the UK - the youngest is 27 

The Man Booker Prize shortlist of six books are Milkman by Anna Burns, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, The Overstory by Richard Powers and The Long Take by Robin Robertson. The 2018 winner, who will receive £50,000, will be announced on October 16, 2018.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist of six books are Milkman by Anna Burns, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, The Overstory by Richard Powers and The Long Take by Robin Robertson. The 2018 winner, who will receive £50,000, will be announced on October 16, 2018.

Three British authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The six authors announced today are: Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson.

The shortlist, which features four women and two men, covers a wide range of subjects, from an 11 year-old slave escaping a Barbados sugar plantation (read the review of that here), to a D-Day veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

At 27, Johnson is the youngest writer ever to be shortlisted for the Man Booker, and Everything Under is her debut novel.

The Man Booker Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The winner of the £50,000 (Dh242,500) prize will be announced on Oct. 16 during a black-tie dinner at London's Guildhall.

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The shortlist

Anna Burns (UK) Milkman (Faber & Faber)

Esi Edugyan (Canada) Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)

Daisy Johnson (UK) Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)

Rachel Kushner (USA) The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)

Richard Powers (USA) The Overstory (William Heinemann)

Robin Robertson (UK) The Long Take (Picador)