It may be the Man Booker Prize but this year’s shortlist is led by women writers.
For years feminists have highlighted how male dominated the Booker list tends to be – leading after one all male shortlist to the creation of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. So it’s great to see just how celebrated and recognised women writers are this year. Four of the nominees are women – and what great women they are!
Eleanor Catton, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Ozeki and NoViolet Bulawayo have all been nominated for their fantastic and diverse novels.
Here’s the list in full:
Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries
Jhumpa Lahiri: The Lowland
Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the time being
NoViolet Bulawayo: We need new names
Colm Toibin: The Testament of Mary
Jim Crace: Harvest
Well done to all the nominees!