Below are six novels that made the shortlist for the United Kingdom’s 2009 Man Booker Prize. They were selected out of a longlist of 13.
Right now, The Little Stranger is the only one currently published in the United States.
Three others have U.S. publication dates coming up (as noted). The remaining two currently are not scheduled for U.S. publication.
The winner will be announced October 6.
A. S. Byatt, one of the contenders, is scheduled to speak at Capital University on October 13 in Mees Hall at 7:30 p.m.* If she’s awarded this prize for fiction, then we’ll have the 2009 Man Booker winner in Columbus, Ohio.
A S Byatt: The Children’s Book
Scheduled for publication in the U.S. by Random House 10/6/09
J M Coetzee: Summertime
Scheduled for publication in the U.S. by Viking 12/24/09
Adam Foulds: The Quickening Maze
Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
Scheduled for publication in the U.S. by Henry Holt and Co. 10/13/09
Simon Mawer: The Glass Room
Sarah Waters: The Little Stranger
Already available in the U.S., published by Riverhead
*The 7:30 p.m. time added 9/9/09 as an update to this post.