The Man Booker Prize shortlist 2018

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

Here is the full shortlist:

Chair of 2018 judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, says: ‘All of our six finalists are miracles of stylistic invention. In each of them the language takes centre stage. And yet in every other respect they are remarkably diverse, exploring a multitude of subjects ranging across space and time. From Ireland to California, in Barbados and the Arctic, they inhabit worlds that not everyone will have been to, but which we can all be enriched by getting to know. Each one explores the anatomy of pain — among the incarcerated and on a slave plantation, in a society fractured by sectarian violence, and even in the natural world. But there are also in each of them moments of hope.’

Find out more about the Man Booker Prize, and this year’s shortlisted titles here. This year’s winner will be announced on 16 October and will receive £50,000.

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Washington Black

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

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Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

A dazzling new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.

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 Special priceThe Mars Room

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

Through Romy - and through a cast of astonishing characters populating Mars Room - Rachel Kushner presents not just a bold and unsentimental panorama of life on the margins of contemporary America, but an excoriating attack on the...

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Everything Under

Daisy Johnson

'Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction.' Lauren GroffWords are important to Gretel, always have been. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories...

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The Overstory

Richard Powers

The endlessly fascinating new novel from one of the greatest living American novelists.

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Milkman

Anna Burns

But when first brother-in-law, who of course had sniffed it out, told his wife, her first sister, to tell her mother to come and have a talk with her, middle sister becomes 'interesting'.

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The Long Take

The Long Take

Robin Robertson

The powerful new collection from award-winning poet Robin Robertson follows a demobbed soldier as he goes in search of freedom and repair in post-war America.       

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