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Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, both on the shortlist

Feb 16,2020 5:52 am

Atwood and Rushdie won the award in 2000, and 1981, respectively,

Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize .

Atwood is fighting back with The NS-Propaganda, their highly anticipated follow-up to The story of the servant, while Sir Salman makes The Cut with Quixote.

Bernardine Evaristo , Chigozie Obioma , Elif Shafak, and the US author Lucy Ellmann are also available for the price.

Both Atwood and Rushdie won the coveted award in the years 2000 and 1981 respectively.

Atwood is also in The Shortlist with The story of the servant in 1986.

" The testimonies that will be published 15 years after the end of the Novel , is officially next week.

The winners, whittled down from 151 entries and a longlist of 13, is announced, on 14. October.

The 2019 shortlist was announced on Tuesday at a press conference at The British Library in London.

"Like all great literature, these books are full of life, with a deep and solemn humanity," said Peter Florence , Chairman of this year's judges.

Belfast-born writer, Anna Burns , with her coming-of-age story of milkman.

in This year's short list Margaret Atwood - The wills

15 years after the enigmatic final scene of The story of the servant, Atwood's long-awaited follow-up, is told by three female figures.

The original was in a totalitarian state called Gilead, where women are subjugated and enslaved by an oppressive Patriarchal society.

The story of the servant was adapted for a film with Natasha Richardson in the year 1990. More recently, the basis for an Emmy-formed award-winning TV series with Elisabeth Moss .

the Canadian author Atwood, 79), won the 2000 Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin. She was also shortlisted for The Prize in the year 1986, 1989, 1996 and 2003.

The last will and Testament is released, shortly After Midnight , on 10. September. Later That Day , Atwood talk about the book to a National Theatre event, which will be shown in the cinemas around the globe.

Florence, one of The Few who have read the book, describes it as "a fierce and beautiful Novel that speaks to us today with conviction and force".

Lucy Ellmann - Ducks , Newburyport

in Illinois in 1956, and today, Born in Edinburgh, Ellmann is the only U.S. author on this year's shortlist.

her Novel , runs to a whopping 998 pages, is a stream-of-consciousness monologue, the largely from a continuous set.

The language issue is an Ohio housewife, the thoughts about your past, your family, and your country, while latticing cherry pies.

judge Joanna Macgregor describes the book as "a genre-defying Novel , both a torrent on modern life [and] a song of loss and mourning".

Ellmann inclusion in The Shortlist comes five years after the controversial decision for US authors suitable.

Paul Beatty , The First American recipient of The Prize in 2016, and his racial satire of The sale.

If the duck, Newburyport also goes on to win, it is the longest winning Novel since the 2013 winner of The luminaires.

bookmakers Ladbrokes, it has made the 2/1 favourite for victory in this year the price.

Bernardine Evaristo - Girl , woman, Other

in London, 1959, Anglo-Born-Nigerian author Evaristo has. the Booker Prize shortlist for the First Time with her eighth book

Described as a "fusion fiction" - Novel , Girl , woman, Other, follows the lives of 12 characters, most of whom are black, British and female.

judge, Xiaolu Guo called it "a stunning, savage Novel . to be about modern Britain and femininity" that "deserves, she read aloud".

Evaristo has said, she wants to "discover The Hidden narratives of the African diaspora" and "undermine expectations and assumptions".

Chigozie Obioma - An orchestra of minorities

Born in Nigeria in 1986 and now based in the USA, Chigozie Obioma is the author of two novels, both of which are on The Shortlist for the Booker Prize . is

His debut Novel , " The Fishermen made The Cut in 2015. Went on to inspire 2018 Phase of the adjustment, which transfers to London's West End This Week .

An orchestra of minorities, the story of a young Nigerian chicken farmer tells, his love drives a woman him to an African migrant in Europe.

I Said, in the mythical style of the Igbo literary tradition, it is described by judges Afua Hirsch as "a book that wrenches The Heart ."

Salman Rushdie - Quixote

Sir Salman is no stranger to the Booker Prize . He won the award in 1981 with Midnight's Children and from the selection list again in 1983, 1988 and 1995.

Midnight's children went on to be judged, the "Booker of Bookers" in 1993 and "Best of the Booker" in 2008.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote , Quixote tells the story of an ageing commercial traveller, who travels Across America in order to prove himself worthy of a TV star in the hand.

last month Published, the Novel is Rushdie's 12th - "pushes the boundaries of fiction and satire," said the jury, chaired by Florence.

Born in India in the year 1947 and is now based in New York , Rushdie is best known for his 1988 Novel " The satanic verses, which sparked widespread protests by Muslims and a fatwa by the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini.

Elif Shafak - 10 Minutes 38 seconds in This Strange World

British-Turkish writer Shafak was born in France in 1971, and published 17 books, 11 of which are novels.

in Istanbul, just 10 Minutes 38 seconds in This Strange World from the memories of a sex worker who has left for dead in a dumpster.

judge Liz Calder , publisher and editor, whose former colleague Sir Salman Rushdie count - called the book "a work of fearless imagination".

organizers have insisted that the Booker Prize is free of nepotism and Patronage, after there were concerns about Calder's assessment role.

', A broad and ambitious line-up'

by Rebecca Jones , Bbc Arts correspondent

After years of mounting criticism that the Booker Prize had trusted to, and dominated the American novelists, this selection is a welcome riposte.

First of all, there are two literary heavyweights Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie . Both of which enjoy critical and commercial success and won The Prize .

There is only one American, Lucy Ellmann , who moved to England as a teenager and now lives in Scotland. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that A Number of The Books deal this year with The State of America.

After four years, when The Shortlist presented no authors from Africa, the Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma makes The Cut for the second time.

Elif Shafak, born in Turkey, is written in The Shortlist for a Novel , in what is their second language.

Bernardine Evaristo rounds out a broad and ambitious line-up with a Novel told in free verse. Do not be put off - it is gorgeous.

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