Man Booker 2015 Shortlist Announced

And the finalists are...

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica)
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (U.K.)
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (U.K.)
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (U.S.)
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (U.S.)

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 13, in London.

I'm only batting 500 here. I guessed 3 of the 6. I was a little surprised by Anne Tyler making the shortlist and Marilynne Robinson not making it, but you just never know. 

As a reminder (and a lesson in humility) here are the titles I predicted would be on the shortlist:

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape, 2015)

 Lila by Marilynne Robinson (Virago - UK / HarperCollins - Canada, Oct. 7, 2014) 

Starred review on Publishers Weekly 

 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Picador)

This is her 2nd novel.
starred review from Kirkus.
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami - (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)

Winner of the American Book Award
Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year. 

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (ONE, Pushkin Press)

This is Obioma's debut novel.
First printing: 40,000 [Publishers Weekly]

New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice.

Starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (Jonathan Cape)

This is Clegg's debut novel.
First printing: unknown

It's garnered starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyKirkusBooklist and Library Journal.

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