Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist announced

Authors include Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma and Anne Tyler

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Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist announced

Sunjeev Sahota

The 2015 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced. The full shortlist includes:

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life (US, Picador)
Tom McCarthy: Satin Island (UK, Jonathan Cape)
Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings (Jamaica, Oneworld Publications)
Chigozie Obioma: The Fishermen (Nigeria, ONE, Pushkin Press)
Sunjeev Sahota: The Year of the Runaways (UK, Picador)
Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread (US, Chatto & Windus)

The longlist was announced in July, and also included:

Bill Clegg: Did You Ever Have A Family (US, Jonathan Cape)
Anne Enright: The Green Road (Ireland, Jonathan Cape)
Laila Lalami: The Moor's Account (US, Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
Andrew O'Hagan: The Illuminations (UK, Faber & Faber)
Marilynne Robinson: Lila (US, Virago)
Anuradha Roy: Sleeping on Jupiter (India, (MacLehose Press, Quercus)
Anna Smaill: The Chimes (New Zealand, Sceptre)

Last year's winner was Tasmanian-born author Richard Flanagan, for his sixth novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published by Chatto & Windus. It was described by the 2014 judges as ‘a harrowing account of the cost of war to all who are caught up in it'.

This year's winner will be announced on Tue 13 Oct in London's Guildhall. The black tie ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC, so don't worry: you don't have to don your best ball gown or dickie bow to catch up on the action. You can sit at home in your jammies, adding everything from the shortlist to your Amazon wishlist and hinting heavily at loved ones.

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