Organizers of the Booker Prize for Fiction have announced this year’s shortlist on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The shortlist includes 6 titles out of the 13 titles on the longlist that had been announced in July.
The six shortlisted titles are: “An Orchestra of Minorities” by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma, “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World” by Turkish author Elif Shafak, “The Testaments” by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, “Girl, Woman, Other” by British author Bernardine Evaristo, “Quichotte” by British Indian author Salman Rushdie and “Ducks, Newburyport” by Anglo-American author Lucy Ellmann.
The winner for 2019 award, who will receive a monetary prize of £50,000, will be announced on October 14 in a ceremony to be held at Guildhall, London. Moreover, the winner of a Booker also receives great literary acclaim and can usually expect to benefit from a significant boost in sales all over the world.