Announced the shortlist for the man Booker prize

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 17, 2018

THE award winning Scottish poet Robin Robertson is in the running for the leading prize in fiction, The Man Booker Prize.

Fellow Americans Rachel Kushner and Richard Powers are shortlisted for "The Mars Room" and "The Overstory", respectively, with Canadian Esi Edugyan completing the set of this year's finalists with "Washington Black".

In an interview last month, the author said making the Man Booker long list was "wonderful".

This year's shortlist features three writers from the United Kingdom, two from the U.S., and one from Canada and is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

British author Daisy Johnson has become the youngest author to be shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

The book is a first for the Booker short-list, as it is a novel in verse, and its story also contains photographs.

Meanwhile judges praised the youngest author ever to make the shortlist - 27-year-old Daisy Johnson, author of "Everything Under" - for producing "a modern variation on Sophocles's Oedipus".

The much-talked about graphic novel Nick Drnaso's Sabrina, unfortunately, could not make the shortlist and neither did two-time Booker victor Michael Ondaatje.

The chair of the judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, said: "All of our six finalists are miracles of stylistic invention".

Burn's Milkman is among six novels published this year that have qualified for the final shortlist as voted for by a six person panel.

A tale of slavery and history told through a fable-like lens, Edugyan's Washington Black has been described as a "ravishing" and sweeping novel which takes in everything from the plantations to Moroccan deserts.

The victor will be announced in the Guildhall, London, on the 16 October on the BBC, during an annual dinner in honour of the nominees.

All authors whose works were included in the shortlist, receive checks on 2,5 thousand pounds sterling and the right to reissue the novel-shortlisted in "bukerovskoj" design.

The victor will receive a further £50,000 and can expect instant global recognition.

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