Esi Edugyan on Man Booker Shortlist

September 20, 2018 | Book Buzz

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Victoria author Esi Edugyan is one of six authors selected for the Man Booker Prize Shortlist. Her novel Washington Black, examines the horrors of slavery through the eyes of an 11-year-old slave. This is the second time Edugyan has been a finalist for the award; her Scotiabank Giller Prize winning novel Half-Blood Blues was on the shortlist in 2011.

The shortlist:

Everything under

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Long take

The Long Take by Robin Robertson

  • Canadian release scheduled for January 2019

Mars room

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner


Milkman by Anna Burns


The Overstory by Richard Powers

Washington black

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The Man Booker winner will be announced at a gala on October 16, 2018. 

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