Man Literary Prize Announces Finalists

Sep 20 2012 | 10:04am ET

Arguably the most prestigious award sponsored by a hedge fund is nearing a decision on a winner.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most prestigious literary award, announced its shortlist this week. It includes Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies, the second volume of a trilogy that has already won her the Booker once, in 2009. If Mantel takes the prize again this year—the winner is to be announced on Oct. 16—she would be the first writer from the U.K. to win twice. The earlier two-time winners were Ireland's J.G. Farrell, South Africa's J.M. Coetzee and Australia's Peter Carey.

The award is open to English-language novels written by citizens of the British Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe.

Two first-time novelists are among the other five finalists: Jeet Thayil for Narcopolis and Alison Moore for The Lighthouse. The others on the short list are Tan Twan Eng's The Garden of Evening Mists, Will Self's Umbrella and Deborah Levy's Swimming Home (And Other Stories).

Man has sponsored the £50,000 (US$80,000) award since 2002.


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