No Indian author made it to the Man Booker prize shortlist unveiled on Tuesday . The winner will be announced on October 25.
With six authors on the list, it features one previous nominee, South African-born British writer Deborah Levy . Deborah Levy’s `Hot Milk’ is a story of a relationship between a sickly mother and her daughter which the jury said examines “female rage and sexuality“. First-time author Ottessa Moshfegh, a Boston-born 35year-old, was selected for `Eileen’, a portrait of “an unassuming yet disturbed young woman“ trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job at a boys’ prison.
Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet’s `His Bloody Project’, a thriller, “paints a painfully realistic picture of poverty in the tiny crofting community of Culduie in the Scottish highlands“, the jury said in a statement. The three other books shortlisted are David Szala All That Man Is’, Madeleine y’s ` Thien’s `Do Not Say We Have Nothing’, and Paul Beatty’s `The Sellout’.
amar ujala newspaper 14/09/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/