LONDON – Jim Crace, Tash Aw and Colm Toibin are among 13 authors competing for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction in a field, announced Tuesday, that’s heavy with new writing talent.
Harvest by Britain’s Crace, Five Star Billionaire by Malaysia’s Aw and Irish writer Toibin’s The Testament of Mary are among nominated books.
Americans are ineligible for the prize, which is open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth. But several of the books are by U.S.-based writers, including The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and TransAtlantic by Colum McCann.
Also on the list are We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton; The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris; The Kills by Richard House; Alison MacLeod’s Unexploded; Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson; A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki; and Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart.