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    Here’s the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist, including Margaret Atwood and Elif Shafak.

    Jessie Gaynor

    September 3, 2019, 10:12am

    Literary awards season is upon us! The Booker Prizes announced their 2019 shortlist this morning. Congratulations to all six shortlisters! Without further ado, here are the finalists:

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    Margaret Atwood (Canada), The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)

    Read Atwood on how she came to write The Handmaid’s Tale or read a “walking interview” with her here.

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    Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)

    Read an interview with Ellmann here.

    Bernardine Evaristo (UK), Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)

    Read an interview with Evaristo here.

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    Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)

    Read Obioma on the book that formed him here.

    Salman Rushdie (UK/India), Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)

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    Find out the books that have been most important to Rushdie’s life, or listen to a great interview with him here.

    Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey), 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)

    Read Shafak on ways of knowing, her grandmother, and the other women in her life.


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