Here is the 2013 shortlist for the Man Booker Prize – announced last night (Tuesday 10 September):
- NoViolet Bulawayo We need new names
- Eleanor Catton The luminaries
- Jim Crace Harvest
- Jhumpa Lahiri The lowland
- Ruth Ozeki A tale for the time being
- Colm Tóibín The testament of Mary
Kiwis are abuzz with the news that our gal Eleanor Catton has made it through to the shortlist. Here’s some of the action on Twitter. Firstly, from Eleanor:
What a great morning! I’m very happy. Excited for tonight’s event at the Southbank Centre. Must remember to breathe sometime before then
— Eleanor Catton (@EleanorCatton) September 10, 2013
And then the commentary:
— IIML (@modernletters) September 10, 2013
— Fergus Barrowman (@FergusVUP) September 10, 2013
— Danyl Mclauchlan (@danylmc) September 10, 2013
The winner is announced on 15 October 2013.
Congrats Eleanor, we are rooting for you to knock the bstard off!