The winner of the prestigious Man Booker Award 2016 will be announced on October 25 and will receive $66,000 as well the major boost in book sales. Here are the six contenders:
Paul Beatty, American author, for his novel The Sellout; Graeme Macrae Burnet, British, for His Bloody Project; Ottessa Moshfegh, American, for Eileen; Deborah Levy, the Briton, for Hot Milk; and Canadian writers David Szalay for All that Man Is, and Madeleine Thien for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
“As a group, we were excited by the willingness of so many authors to take risks with language and form,” said Amanda Foreman, the chair of the panel. “The final six reflect the centrality of the novel in modern culture—in its ability to champion the unconventional, to explore the unfamiliar, and to tackle difficult subjects.”
— Ghalib Dhalla