These are the six shortlisted novels for this year’s Man Booker prize. The shortlisted books were announced by 2016 Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.
The shortlist features a variety of voices, from new names to award winners. The books cover a diverse range of subjects, from murder in 19th century Scotland to classical music in Revolutionary China.
The 2016 shortlist of six novels is:
Paul Beatty – The Sellout (Read about the book and author here)
Deborah Levy – Hot Milk (Read about the book and author here)
Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project (Read about the book and author here)
Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen (Read about the book and author here)
David Szalay – All That Man Is (Read about the book and author here)
Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Read about the book and author here)
The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The winner will receive a further £50,000 and can expect international recognition.
The 2016 winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October in London.
When I’m not sure what I want to read next the cover really does have to jump out at me. My last random purchase was an edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell because it had such a lovely serene cover.
Here are the shortlisted books in the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) 2014 Book Design Awards. The categories are Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and Children’s Illustrated Books.
As you can see, some of the book designers have multiple shortlisted designs. Congratulations to all.
Designer : WH Chong
Literary Fiction : The Double by Maria Takolander
Literary Fiction : A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Designer : Sandy Cull
Nonfiction : The End by Bianca Nogrady
Designer : Jenny Grigg
Literary Fiction : The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Designer : Alison Colpoys
Literary Fiction : Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker
Nonfiction : Madness: A Memoir by Kate Richards
Nonfiction : The Coat Route by Meg Lukens Noonan
Nonfiction : High Sobriety by Jill Stark
Designer : Peter Long
Nonfiction : Girt by David Hunt
Designer : Chris McKimmie
Children’s Illustrated Books : Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon by Chris McKimmie
Designers : Natalie Winter and Antonia Pesenti
Children’s Illustrated Books : Alphabetical Sydney by Antonia Pesenti & Hilary Bell
Designer : Ben Sanders
Children’s Illustrated Books : I’ve an Uncle Ivan by Ben Sanders
Designer : Shaun Tan
Children’s Illustrated Books : Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
What do you think of these covers? Any that pique your interest?