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The Man Booker Shortlist 2016

The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.To maintain the consistent excellence of The Man Booker Prize, judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.

The shortlist was announced on 13th September. The longlist also included: The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M Coetzee, Serious Sweet by A.L. Kennedy, The North Water by Ian McGuire, Hystopia by David Means, The Many by Wyl Menmuir and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.