David Szalay. Photo by Julia Papp.

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 

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