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Booker Prize Shortlist Features Two Canadians, including Giller Overlap

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Madeleine Thein

The Man Booker Prize is perhaps the most prestigious single-title literary award in the world. Open to authors of any nationality published in the UK, the prize has honoured writers like J.M. Coetzee (who appeared on the longlist once again this year), Margaret Atwood, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

This year, two Canadians have been included on the six-title shortlist. Madeleine Thein and David Szalay are nominated for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (published by Knopf in Canada) and All That Man Is (published by McClelland & Stewart in Canada) respectively. While Thein is a household name in Canada, and is familiar to readers for her acclaimed short fiction and novels, Szalay may not be as instantly recognizable to Canadian readers. The latter author, originally from Montreal, currently lives in Hungary. Szalay's novel is set in Europe and follows several characters at different stages of their lives, from adolescence to old age.

Thein's Do Not Say We Have Nothing is also longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year.

2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist:

  • Paul Beatty (US) for The Sellout (Oneworld)
  • Deborah Levy (UK) for Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) for His Bloody Project (Contraband)
  • Ottessa Moshfegh (US) for Eileen (Jonathan Cape)
  • David Szalay (Canada-UK) for All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape)
  • Madeleine Thien (Canada) for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books)
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 25.

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