Man Booker Prize

Women writers rule shortlist for Man Booker Prize

The Straits Times looks at the books that make the cut for the prestigious prize, with four out of six written by female authors

Women dominate this year's shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for the first time since 2013.

Four out of the six authors up for the £50,000 (S$89,000) prize are female, from American novelist Rachel Kushner for The Mars Room, to Irish writer Anna Burns for Milkman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2018, with the headline 'Women writers rule shortlist'. Subscribe