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Man Booker Shortlist


The Man Booker shortlist announced today favors first timers over former Booker winners John Berger and Salman Rushdie, who were longlisted this year.

Aravind Adiga, “The White Tiger.”                   
Sebastian Barry, “The Secret Scripture.”               
Amitav Ghosh, “Sea of Poppies.”                       
Linda Grant, “The Clothes on Their Backs.”         
Philip Hensher, “The Northern Clemency.”             
Steve Toltz, “A Fraction of the Whole.”