George Saunders

The Man Booker Prize shortlist includes some surprises

The Man Booker Prize shortlist includes some surprises

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, considered one of the most prestigious fiction awards in the world, was revealed Wednesday.

Three American authors made the cut from the longlist: George Saunders, for “Lincoln in the Bardo”; Paul Auster, for his novel “4 3 2 1”; and Emily Fridlund for “History of Wolves.”

Saunders and Auster are veteran authors with a number of awards and plaudits. But for Fridlund, it’s a surprise: “History of Wolves” is her debut novel.

Scottish novelist Ali Smith makes the shortlist for the fourth time with her novel “Autumn.” Pakistani author Mohsin Hamidmade the shortlist...

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