David Szalay. Photo by Julia Papp.
If you go to the website for the Man Booker Prize, at the top of the page is a picture of St. Paul writer Marlon James, last year's winner. Who will be on the top of the page for this year? Will there be, once again, a Twin Cities connection? The short list was announced today and "All That Man Is" by David Szalay, a title published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press, is among the finalists.
Here's the list:
Paul Beatty (US) The Sellout
Deborah Levy (UK) Hot Milk
Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) His Bloody Project
Ottessa Moshfegh (US) Eileen
David Szalay (Canada-UK) All That Man Is
Madeleine Thien (Canada) Do Not Say We Have Nothing