Sep 10, 2013

By Scott Walker

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Two writers with ties to Canada have made the short list for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

Eleanor Catton has made the list for her novel, The Luminaries. Catton was born in London, Ontario, and now lives in New Zealand.

She is joined by American-born Ruth Ozeki for A Tale for the Time Being. Ozeki now lives in BC.

The prize is worth $81,400. It’s open to writers from Britain, Ireland, and the Commonwealth. The winner will be announced October 15th.

The short list:

NoViolet Bulawayo [Zimbabwe] – We Need New Names
Eleanor Catton [Canada/New Zealand] – The Luminaries
Jim Crace [Britain] – Harvest
Jhumpa Lahiri [Britain] – The Lowland
Ruth Ozeki [US/Canada] – A Tale for the Time Being
Colm Toibin [Ireland] – The Testament of Mary

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