Favourites lose out in Man Booker shortlist

<p>There is no sign of bookies' favourites Howard Jacobson or Zadie Smith on this year's Man Booker shortlist. Instead the big names to reach the final six are: Carol Shields, with her last novel, "Unless" (Fourth Estate); William Trevor with "The Story of Lucy Gault" (Viking); Rohinton Mistry with "Family Matters" (Faber); and Australian Tim Winton with "Dirt Music" (Picador). All have been previously shortlisted for the prize. The two newcomers are Sarah Waters' "Fingersmith" (Virago), which was also on the shortlist for this year's Orange Prize, and Yann Martel's ecstatically reviewed "...

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