The Man Booker prize shortlist is already known

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

To celebrate 50 years of existence, Britain's biggest literary award has just released the 13 finalists of the 2018 edition. As a milestone of this five decades of existence, Michael Ondaatje's book "The English Patient" (1992) was also awarded with the Golden Man Booker.

Competing for the 2018 title are names like Nick Drnaso, with the book "Sabrina", Guy Gunaratne with "In Our Mad and Furious City", Esi Edugyan with "Washington Black", Donal Ryan with "From Low and Quite Sea", Richard Powers with "The Overstory" or Robert Robertson with "The Long Take". However it is Nick Drnaso who takes advantage in a year in which the already established Micheal Ondaatje is also in the short list to Man Booker of 2018.

"Sabrina", by Nick Drnaso, is featured as a graphic novel and is already described as the biggest winner of these Man Booker Prize 2018. His story addresses the topic of fake news and is among the finalists in a bidding process where they were submitted more than 170 books - the most popular since the beginning of this greatest literary prize in English.

Belinda Bauer (UK)                      Snap (Bantam Press)
Anna Burns (UK)                          Milkman (Faber & Faber)
Nick Drnaso (USA)                       Sabrina (Granta Books)
Esi Edugyan (Canada)                 Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)
Guy Gunaratne (UK)                    In Our Mad And Furious City (Tinder Press)
Daisy Johnson (UK)                     Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)
Rachel Kushner (USA)                The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)
Sophie Mackintosh (UK)              The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton)
Michael Ondaatje (Canada)         Warlight (Jonathan Cape)
Richard Powers (USA)                 The Overstory (William Heinemann)
Robin Robertson (UK)                  The Long Take (Picador)
Sally Rooney (Ireland)                  Normal People (Faber & Faber)
Donal Ryan (Ireland)                    From A Low And Quiet Sea (Doubleday Ireland)
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