The 6-title shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, including several of genre interest:
- The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
- An Orchestra of Minorities, Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown)
- Quichotte, Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape)
The £50,000 prize is “open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.” This year’s judges are Liz Calder, Peter Florence (chair), Xiaolu Guo, Afua Hirsch, and Joanna MacGregor.
The winner will be announced October 14, 2019.
For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Booker Prize website.
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