The six finalists for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction were revealed today, with two authors hailing from the U.K., two from the U.S., and one from both Jamaica and Nigeria. Previously only recognizing authors from the U.K. and Commonwealth, 2015 marks the second year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the U.K.
The shortlisted authors include Marlon James (Jamaica) A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead); Tom McCarthy (U.K.) Satin Island (Knopf); Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) The Fishermen (Little, Brown); Sunjeev Sahota (U.K.) The Year of the Runaways (Knopf); Anne Tyler (U.S.) A Spool of Blue Thread (Knopf); and Hanya Yanagihara (U.S.) A Little Life (Doubleday).
The winner will be announced on October 13 at a ceremony in London. The shortlisted authors each receive £2,500, and the winner will receive a further £50,000.