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Hanya Yanagihara Among Six Authors Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

By October 8, 2015No Comments

By P.C. Staff

LONDON — Hanya Yanagihara, along with authors Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota and Anne Tyler, have been announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

The six authors were announced by Chair of Judges Michael Wood at a press conference on Sept. 15.

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.

Yanagihara, from the United States, is the author of “A Little Life” (Picador), the story of four college friends who confront the bleakness of life.

In a recent interview, Yanagihara said of her book, “It should feel like a binge, somewhat, an experience that demands your attention and surrender: the small and large moments that punctuate any human life distilled into a concentrate.”

The winner will be announced at a formal dinner in London and broadcast by the BBC.