Man Booker Shortlist 2013

We Need New Names   by   NoViolet Bulawayo 
The Luminaries   by   Eleanor Catton
Harvest   by   Jim Crace 
The Lowland   by   Jhumpa Lahiri 
A Tale for the Time Being   by   Ruth Ozeki 
The Testament of Mary   by   Colm Tóibín 
 
The six books on the list could not be more diverse. There are examples from novelists from New Zealand, England, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe – each with its own highly distinctive taste. They range in size from the 832 pages of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries to the 104-page The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín. The times represented stretch from the biblical Middle East (Tóibín) to contemporary Zimbabwe (NoViolet Bulawayo) by way of 19th-century New Zealand (Catton), 1960s India (Jumpha Lahiri), 18th-century rural England (Crace) and modern Tokyo (Ruth Ozeki). The oldest author on the list, Jim Crace, is 67, the youngest (indeed the youngest ever shortlistee), Eleanor Catton, is 28. Colm Tóibín has written more than 15 books, The Luminaries is only Catton’s second. 
 
Winner announced on 15 October
 
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