The winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize, awarded to a novel published in 1970, was announced last week. It's the first book of J. G. Farrell's Empire Trilogy.
Forty years ago, rules for the Man Booker Prize changed, causing a year of British authors and their books to be skipped for award consideration. The Lost Man Booker Prize will fill the gap. Here's the shortlist of finalists, and why I think they should let well enough alone.