Booker Prize 2019: Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood among six writers shortlisted
05 September, 2019, 13:58
The much-hyped sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" has also been shortlisted for the worldwide Man Booker Prize.
Canadian author Atwood has been nominated to the six-person list for "The Testaments", her hotly anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" due out later this month.
The shortlist for the coveted annual honour was introduced on the British Library in London on Tuesday.
Judging of Atwood's work was shrouded in secrecy.
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"We are delighted to be Salman Rushdie's publisher, and not surprised that he is once more in line for the Booker Prize for Fiction". "Rushdie conjures a celebration of storytelling and language that will delight lovers of Cervantes, lovers of daytime television and lovers of life", was the comment of a five-member judging panel in reference to Rushdie's latest work, which is inspired by the classic "Don Quixote" by 16th century Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes.
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Lucy Ellmann is shortlisted for Ducks, Newburyport', Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other', Chigozie Obioma for An Orchestra of Minorities', and Elif Shafak for 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World'.
Mr Florence mentioned: 'There are sturdy instances to be made for all of those books. "I'm also happy to be chosen, alongside such terrific writers, to be part of an interesting, strong list", 72-year-old Rushdie said.
Judge Peter Florence said the book was "a savage and handsome novel that speaks to us today with conviction and power".
'All of them have novelty, they're genuinely novel'.
The 2019 victor will be announced on October 14 at an awards ceremony at London's Guildhall and will be broadcasted live on BBC.
The jury comprises Peter Florence (chair), Afua Hirsch, Liz Calder, Xiaolu Guo, and Joanna MacGregor.
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