2017 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Drops and Raises Eyebrows

2017 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Drops and Raises Eyebrows

Book Culture

The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced, and it’s somewhat surprising. The six novels are:   Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury)   4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)   History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)   Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)   Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray)   Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)   Among the surprises this year is the diversity of experience. George Saunders and Paul Auster are well-established American writers, though Lincoln in the Bardo is Saunders’s (excellent) first …