The six-title shortlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced September 9, 2014, and includes two titles of SF/F interest:
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail)
- J, Howard Jacobson (Cape/ Hogarth)
The award, which includes a £50,000 prize, is presented annually to the best original novel in the English language by a living author. The award was previously only available to writers from Commonwealth nations, the Republic of Ireland, and Zimbabwe. This is the first year it has been open to authors writing in English from any country.
The winner will be announced October 14, 2014.
For more, including the complete shortlist, see the Man Booker Prize website.