Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and four others shortlisted for Booker Prize 2019

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Sep 04, 2019, 05:35 PM(IST)

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The shortlisted writers represent six different countries: Canada, India, Nigeria, Turkey, and the UK. 

Six books have been shortlisted for Booker Prize 2019. Among the six shortlisted authors, four are women. Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo and Elif Shafak have been nominated along with two men- Chigozie Obioma and former Booker winner Salman Rushdie.

The shortlisted writers represent six different countries: Canada, India, Nigeria, Turkey, and the UK. 

The jury that comprises of Peter Florence (chair), Afua Hirsch, Liz Calder, Xiaolu Guo, and Joanna MacGregor will announce the winner on October 14. The prize money is £50,000.

According to the chairperson, Petre Florence, the works have been shortlisted for showing 'extraordinary ambition.'

"There is an abundance of humour, of political and cultural engagement, of stylistic daring and astonishing beauty of language. Like all great literature, these books teem with life, with a profound and celebratory humanity," Florence added.
 
Here is the full list of the books that have been shortlisted: 

'The Testaments'  by Margaret Atwood

'Ducks, Newburyport' by Lucy Ellmann

'Girl, Woman, Other' by Bernardine Evaristo

'An Orchestra of Minorities' by Chigozie Obioma

'Quichotte' by Salman Rushdie

'10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World' by Elif Shafak

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