The six finalists for the Man Booker Prize (limited to English language books and authors from the Commonwealth, Ireland, or Zimbabwe) were announced this week. Hilary Mantel won three years ago and there’s been some speculation that she’s favored to win again for “Bring up the Bodies”. The rest of the list:
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse
Will Self, Umbrella
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis -Shira S.