Finalists for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award were announced this morning. Open to writers from Britain, Ireland or one of the Commonwealth nations, the prize has been criticized in the past as “either too popular or not readable enough.” This year’s shortlist includes the following six finalists:
We need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
Harvest, by Jim Crace
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary, by Colm Tóibín
The winner, to be named on October 15 in London, will receive a cash prize of 50,000 pounds (or approximately $78,000). Read the full article here.