U.S. au­thors among Man Booker con­tenders

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Paul Auster, Col­son White­head and past win­ner Arund­hati Roy are among con­tenders for this year’s Man Booker Prize for fic­tion. Auster’s in­ti­mate epic “4 3 2 1” and White­head’s fan­tasy-tinged his­tor­i­cal saga “The Un­der­ground Rail­road” are among four works by U.S. au­thors on the list, along­side Emily Frid­lund’s com­ing-ofage story “His­tory of Wolves” and Ge­orge Saun­ders’ mag­i­cal, mourn­ful “Lin­coln in the Bardo.” The 13 books an­nounced Thurs­day were cho­sen from 144 nov­els sub­mit­ted by pub­lish­ers. The six fi­nal­ists will be named Sept. 13, and the win­ner of the $65,000 prize will be an­nounced Oct. 17.

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