BBC News – Man Booker Prize 2013: Shortlist at a glance

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This year’s Man Booker shortlist features six writers from across the globe: Canada, Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and, for the first time in the prize’s history, Zimbabwe.

“Global in its reach, this exceptional shortlist demonstrates the vitality and range of the contemporary novel at its finest,” said Robert Macfarlane, the chair of the judges.

“These six superb works of fiction take us from gold-rush New Zealand to revolutionary Calcutta, from modern-day Japan to the Holy Land of the Gospels, and from Zimbabwe to the deep English countryside. World-spanning in their concerns, and ambitious in their techniques, they remind us of the possibilities and power of the novel as a form.”

Click here for a guide to the six shortlisted books, and their authors.

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