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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Man Booker prize '2015 shortlist'

The Man Booker Prize today released the list of authors who made the 2015 shortlist for the Man Booker Prize and yes Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma is still in contention for this years Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

The six authors who made the top list were announced today at a press conference at the office of sponsor Man Group by Chair of judges, Micheal Wood.

Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma, 28, is the youngest of this year's shortlisted authors.

The 2015 shortlist of six novels is:

Author (nationality)                  Title (imprint)

Marlon James (Jamaica)       A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)

Tom McCarthy (UK)               Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)

Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)       The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)

Sunjeev Sahota (UK)               The Year of the Runaways (Picador)

Anne Tyler (US)                       A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)

Hanya Yanagihara (US)            A Little Life (Picador)

The 2015 winner

The 2015 winner will be announced on Tuesday 13 October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner that brings together the shortlisted authors and well-known figures from the literary world. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.

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