Ruth Ozeki's "Tale for the Time Being" makes Man Booker Shortlist 2013
The Man Booker Shortlist for 2013 was just announced and Cortes Island-based novelist Ruth Ozeki has made the cut with her book "Tale for the Time Being.
The shortlist, announced at a ceremony in London this morning, is being called by judges "the most diverse list ever". The winner will receive a £50,000 prize.
Robert Macfarlane, chair of judges this year, said the shortlist celebrates the “vitality and range” of the modern novel, “world-spanning in their concerns and ambitious in their techniques”.
The winner will be announced on October 15, after a year-long process in which judges read 152 novels and spent hours in discussion.
Booker Prize winners usually get a boost in sales. Life of Pi won the award in 2002 and eventually sold more than 2 million books.
Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies won the prize last year.
The list also includes:
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta)
The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín (Penguin)