1 week 4 debutants finalists in Booker Prize Manilatimes |World
LONDON: Britain’s Booker Prize, whose winner is set to be unveiled on Thursday, this year pits four debut novelists against a pair of established writers for one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards. Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste are vying with the quartet of debutants for the title of best work of English-language fiction published in the UK and Ireland. Ahead of the announcement, British bookmakers were backing Scotland’s Douglas Stuart, author of 1980s Glasgow-set novel “Shuggie Bain,” to claim the storied prize. ... more