2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist

Congratulations to Anna Burns and Esi Edugyan who have both been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize!

  • Milkman by Anna Burns
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The shortlist was selected by a panel of five judges: the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime writer Val McDermid; cultural critic Leo Robson; feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose; and artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton.
Kwame Anthony Appiah commented on the shortlist: "All of our six finalists are miracles of stylistic invention. In each of them the language takes centre stage. And yet in every other respect they are remarkably diverse, exploring a multitude of subjects ranging across space and time."
The 2018 winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

See the full shortlist and find out more about the Prize at here.

Washington Black

by Esi Edugyan

Shortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize. A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.

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