Anna Burns, Milkman (Faber & Faber)
Esi Edugyan, Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail)
Daisy Johnson, Everything Under (Jonathan Cape)
Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room (Jonathan Cape)
Richard Powers, The Overstory (William Heinemann)
Robin Robertson, The Long Take (Picador)
Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson have been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Their names were announced this morning by 2018 Chair of judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.
Read an interview with Robin Robertson, the only Scot on the list and one of our finest poets and now fiction writer.
The shortlist was selected by a panel of five judges: the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime writer Val McDermid; cultural critic Leo Robson; feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose; and artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton.