Most diverse Booker Prize shortlist? Women, writers of colour and debut novels dominate

The six books that have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction this year.
The six books that have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction this year.PHOTO: THE BOOKER PRIZES/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Booker Prize for Fiction produced a shocker of a shortlist this year, passing over the usual heavyweights for what has been hailed as its most diverse final slate to date.

All six writers on the shortlist are first-time nominees for the prestigious £50,000 (S$88,800) award. Women form the majority, as do writers of colour.

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