6 bøker har fått plass på årets kortliste:
* Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein (Granta)
* If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffrey (4th Estate)
* This Other Eden by Paul Harding (Hutchinson Heinemann)
* Prophet Song by Paul Lynch (Oneworld)
* Western Lane by Chetna Maroo (Picador)
* The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (Hamish Hamilton)
Sakset frå Bookers nettside:
None of the six authors has previously been shortlisted for the prize. There are two debuts on the shortlist; there is one British, one Canadian, two Irish and two American authors. Although full of hope, humour and humanity, the books address many of 2023’s most pressing concerns: climate change, immigration, financial hardship, the persecution of minorities, political extremism and the erosion of personal freedoms. They feature characters in search of peace and belonging or lamenting lost loves. There are books that are grounded in modern reality, that shed light on shameful episodes in history and which imagine a terrifying future.
Vinnaren blir annonsert 26. november.