Here is some of the very best contemporary fiction, distilled from an entry pool of 151 novels and a longlist of 13.
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Harvest by Jim Crace
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
See more on the Man Booker Prize website.