Most diverse Booker prize shortlist ever as Hilary Mantel misses out

With out a room for Mantel’s conclusion to her Wolf Corridor trilogy, the six finalists additionally come with 4 debuts

Hilary Mantel won’t win a 3rd Booker prize with the general novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after American writers made a close to blank sweep of this yr’s shortlist.

With 4 writers of color amongst its six authors, the shortlist, introduced on Tuesday, is essentially the most various line-up within the prize’s historical past. 4 debut novelists – Diane Prepare dinner, Avni Doshi, Douglas Stuart and Brandon Taylor – are up towards the acclaimed Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga, and the Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the £50,000 award.

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