The time has finally come…the Man Booker Prize Shortlist has now been announced.
We can’t wait to get stuck into these texts, it’s going to be a close one!
The Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2017:
4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)
A 20th-century epic and Auster’s first novel in seven years, which sees one hero lead four lives.
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion Books)
In this novel, a teenager struggles to come of age in a world of religious zealots and predatory teachers.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
A genre-blurring piece, in which a couple leave an unnamed city in search of a new life.
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray)
The debut novel by a medieval history student from the University of York examines post-Brexit Britain.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury)
Master of the short story, this is Saunders’ first novel. A tale of great formal daring, set in the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln mourns his son.
Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Set just after the EU referendum, this post-Brexit novel is a poignant exploration of the way we experience time.
So there you have it, the Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2017! Thinking of reading any of the above texts since the shortlist has been announced?
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The Boomerang Team.