Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013
Two writers with Canadian ties are finalists for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, announced on September 10. New Zealand author Eleanor Catton whose book The Luminaries is nominated for the award was born in London, Ontario and attended Western University. American-born Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian citizen. Her novel A Tale for the Time Being is set on Cortes Island in British Columbia.
One of the most prestigious literary prizes, it is presented each year for a full length novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe.
This year's nominees are:
Harvest by Jim Crace
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary by Colm TóibínWe Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The winner will be announced on October 15.
- Man Booker finalist Jhumpa Lahiri will be appearing in conversation with Tina Srebotnjak on Sunday September 29. Find out more about the program here.