Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood on Booker Prize list | 2019-07-24

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood on Booker Prize list

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24th July, 2019 12:54:44 printer

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood on Booker Prize list

Booker Prize winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are contenders again for the coveted fiction trophy.

Rushdie, who won in 1981 for "Midnight's Children," makes the 13-book longlist for his latest novel, "Quichotte." Atwood won in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin" and is nominated for "The Testaments," a follow-up to "The Handmaid's Tale."

The eight women and five men on the list announced Wednesday include Britain's Max Porter for "Lanny"; Nigerian-British writer Oyinkan Braithwaite for "My Sister, the Serial Killer"; British-Turkish author Elif Shafak for "10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World"; and Lucy Ellmann, the only American finalist, for "Ducks, Newburyport."

Founded in 1969, the 50,000-pound ($67,000) prize is open to English-language authors from around the world.

Six finalists will be announced Sept. 3, with the winner revealed Oct. 14.


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