Booksellers hail 'bold' Booker shortlist but concern over sole British writer

Booksellers hail 'bold' Booker shortlist but concern over sole British writer

Booksellers have hailed this year's “bold and fascinating” Booker Prize shortlist as having great sales potential, although others have voiced their concern that only one British author made the final six.

The books vying for this year's £50,000 prize were revealed yesterday, with nominations for Anuk Arudpragasam's A Passage North (Granta), Damon Galgut's The Promise (Chatto), Patricia Lockwood's No One is Talking About This (Bloomsbury Circus), Nadifa Mohamed's The Fortune Men (Viking), Richard Powers' Bewilderment (Heinemann Hutchinson) and Maggie Shipstead's Great Circle.

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