Top 6 Books Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2013

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Below are the six books which are shortlisted for the coveted Man Booker title for 2013. The winner for the book title will be announced on October 15, 2013.

1.The Testament of Mary

Author : Colm Toibin
Genre : Fiction
Country :Ireland
Language :English
Publisher :Scribner's
Publication Date :13 November 2012
Colm Toibin's 'The Testament of Mary' is a story about Mary,mother of Jesus who does'nt believe that her son was the son of God and refuses to co-operate with the writers of the gospels, who regularly visit her and provide her with food and shelter.

2.A Tale for the Time Being

Author : Ruth Ozeki
Genre: Adult, Contemporary
Country : British Columbia and New York
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publication Date : March 12, 2013

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet.

3.The Lowland

Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Literature and Fiction
Country : London
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Books & Random House India
Publication Date : September 24th 2013(First Published January 1st 2013)

Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ is a story about Two brothers bound by tragedy and about a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, during the Naxalite movement in 1960's.


Author : Jim Crace
Genre:  Literature and Fiction
Country : England
Language: English
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date : February 14, 2013

Jim Crace's 'Harvest' is a story set against the backdrop of a rise in the wool trade in an English Village.

5.We Need New Names

Author : NoViolet Bulawayo
Genre: Fiction
Country : Zimbabwe
Language: English
Publisher:  Reagan Arthur Books
Publication Date : May 21, 2013

NoViolet Bulawayo's ‘We Need New Names’ is a gripping story about a Zimbabwean girl coming of age in the US.

6.The Luminaries

Author : Eleanor Catton
Genre: Thriller
Country : Canada
Language: English
Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date : August 1st 2013

 ‘The Luminaries’ by Eleanor Catton’s is a thrilling murder mystery set in 19th century New Zealand.
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