Two Canadians on Man Booker Shortlist
Two Canadian authors are finalists for the prestigious Man Booker Prize this year. Montreal native David Szalay, currently based in Hungary, is nominated for All that Man is, a series of stories looking at nine different stages in the lives of men from ages 17-73. Madeleine Thien, a Vancouver native now based in Montreal, has been winning praise for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing which examines recent Chinese history through the lives of music students. It has also been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Also noteworthy this year is His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, a novel about a 19th century murder. It was released by a small independent Scottish publisher.
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The winner will be announced on October 25, 2016.