The Man Booker Prize 2014: The shortlist

This morning in the United Kingdom, The Man Booker Prize revealed books that have been the shortlisted for the 2014 Prize for Fiction. Six books were chosen from a longlist of 13 books (see below):

Author Nationality Title
Joshua Ferris US To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Richard Flanagan Australia The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Karen Joy Flower US We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Howard Jacobson British J
Neel Mukherjee British The Lives of Others
Ali Smith British How to be Both

The shortlist for this year’s The Man Booker Prize for Fiction

A tweet from Man Booker Prize on the announcement:

The shortlisted authors will participate in several public events a week prior to the winner announcement:

  • Wednesday 8th of October – an event for members of the public and UK library staff at the Library of Birmingham
  • Saturday 11th of October – a talk and signing at The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Monday 13th of October – an audience with the authors at the Southbank Centre
  • Thursday 16th of October – an audience with the winner at Apple’s Regent Street branch

The winner will be revealed on Tuesday 14th of October 2014 at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall. This event will be shown live via the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

For more updates, visit the official website, Facebook page and/or Twitter.


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