Man Booker Prize shortlist 2017

Congratulations to the six authors shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction!

Chair of 2017 judges, Baroness Lola Young, writes: ‘Playful, sincere, unsettling, fierce: here is a group of novels grown from tradition but also radical and contemporary. The emotional, cultural, political and intellectual range of these books is remarkable, and the ways in which they challenge our thinking is a testament to the power of literature.’

Here is the full shortlist:

Find out more about the Man Booker Prize, and the shortlisted titles for 2017 here. This year’s winner will be announced on 17 October and will receive £50,000.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

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History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund

Already being acclaimed as one of the most exciting new debuts of 2017, Emily Fridlund's HISTORY OF WOLVES is a brilliant coming-of-age novel that will appeal to fans of THE GIRLS and THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

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Exit West

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

An extraordinary story of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond, from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Nadia and Saeed are two...

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Elmet

Elmet

Fiona Mozley

An atmospheric and thrilling debut set in Yorkshire - perfect for fans of The Loney and The Essex Serpent

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4 3 2 1

Paul Auster

On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take...

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 Read reviewLincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.

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Autumn

Autumn

Ali Smith

Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of pop art, Autumn is [an] ... excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a...

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