Man Booker Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

On Tuesday, September 15, six novels were chosen and put on the shortlist that are currently in contention for the 47th Annual Man Booker Prize. On October 13, the winner will be chosen at the annual ceremony taking place at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast by BBC.

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James (Oneworld Publications, September 2015)

a brief history of seven killings







Satin Island, Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape, February 2015)








The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma (Pushkin Press, April 2015)

the fishermen






The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota (Picador, June 2015)








A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus, February 2015)

a spool of blue thread







A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara (Picador, March 2015)








For more on the chosen authors and their novels, visit Check back in on October 13 to see which fiction novel won.



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