Man Booker 2017 Shortlist: Arundhati Roy Fails to Make the Cut
Arundhati Roy's latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has failed to make it to the shortlist for The Man Booker Prize 2017, in the fiction category. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the judging committee, which is dominated by American heavyweights competing against British fiction.
Among the novels that have made it to the shortlist are 4321 by Paul Auster, History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund, Exit West by Pakistani-UK writer Mohsin Hamid, Elmet by Fiona Mozley, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders and Ali Smith's Autumn.
This shortlist for the Man Booker Prize (Fiction) 2017 was whittled down from the longlist of 13 books to make a further compelling race between six novels, running for the much coveted prize.
The competition is judged by Baroness Lola Young (Chair), Lila Azam Zanganeh, Sarah Hall, Tom Phillips and Colin Thubron.
American heavyweights Paul Auster and George Saunders are the most known faces in the list.
Last year's winner was The Sellout by Paul Beatty, while A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James won the prestigious award in 2015.
Earlier this year, the International Prize was won by Israel's David Grossman for A Horse Walks Into A Bar.
The announcement of the shortlist precedes the prize-giving ceremony on October 17, when the final winner for 2017 will be revealed. The winner will take home 50,000 pounds prize money at a glittery event, often called the Oscars of the literary world.
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