The shortlisted candidates for 2016 Man Booker prize

A psychological crime thriller set in the Scottish Highlands and the tale of a disturbed young woman in 1960s Massachusetts are on the shortlist for the prestigious Man Booker prize which was unveiled on Tuesday.
Nobel-winner J.M. Coetzee failed to make the six-name list for the world's leading English-language fiction award, which featured only one previous nominee, South African-born British author Deborah Levy.
Her Hot Milk is a story of an intense relationship between a sickly mother and her daughter set in a small Spanish fishing village which the jury said in a statement examines "female rage and sexuality". "The final six reflect the centrality of the novel in modern culture -- in its ability to champion the unconventional, to explore the unfamiliar, and to tackle difficult subjects," jury chair Amanda Foreman, a historian, said in a statement. As a group we were excited by the willingness of so many authors to take risks with language and form," she said.
The Foyles bookshop chain said in a statement that the shortlist was "excitingly wide-open, with Deborah Levy the only well-known author left". The winner will be announced in London on October 25.

                                            Here is the final shortlist

Author About the Book                            Other works

Deborah                        Hot Milk - A story of an intense            Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing
Levy                               relationship between a sickly                 Geography, Billy and Girl,
                                       mother and her daughter set                   Swimming Home
                                       in a small Spanish fishing village  
Graeme                          His Bloody Project - A story of            The  Disappearance
Macrae                          poverty in the tiny crofting   of Adèle Bedeau
Burnet  community of Culduie in the
                                      Scottish Highlands

Ottessa                         Eileen- A story of "an unassuming           Short stories - Medicine,
Moshfegh    yet disturbed young woman"                  Disgust, Malibu, etc.
David Szalay All That Man Is - a portrait of masculinity
Madeleine Thien Do Not Say We Have Nothing - A story                                                                                                      on classical music in revolutionary China
Paul Beatty The Sellout - A satire on US urban life The White Boy Shuffle, Tuff

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