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...