Tom McCarthy, Marlon James, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall on 13th October.
Chair of judges Michael Wood said that he was "delighted" by the diversity of the shortlist. "We were not looking for diversity, and it could have been a very different list. We were slightly relieved the diversity was there," he said.
Take a look at the books:
Helen Brown grew up in New Zealand where she became an award-winning newspaper and magazine columnist as well as a popular scriptwriter. Helen's memoirs Cleo and After Cleo became international...On September 17, 2014
Jessica Cornwell is an academic, playwright and classicist. Now 28, she grew up in a family of writers in a community in California. As well as winning numerous prestigious grants...On February 9, 2015
When Jenn J McLeod quit Sydney’s corporate communications chaos, she bought a little café in a small town and ran a unique, dog-friendly B&B in country NSW. Home now is...On November 18, 2014
To celebrate the 80th birthday of Penguin Books, Penguin have published 80 Little Black Classics, putting the spotlight on publishing’s most famous series, Penguin Classics.On April 22, 2015
Today Random House Australia announced that they had secured the global publishing rights to the memoir of Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, to be published in October...On September 25, 2013
This lovely picture book celebrates diversity. There is something in everyone that makes them special. Through Nicola Connelly's words and Annie White's illustrations we see all the fabulous quirks and...On June 7, 2018