Man Booker shortlist gets mixed response; Mozley calls for more regional diversity

Man Booker shortlist gets mixed response; Mozley calls for more regional diversity

Man Booker-shortlisted author Fiona Mozley has challenged publishers to move offices outside of London in the interests of regional diversity. 

Part-time bookseller Mozley, 29, credited her grounding in her local community in Yorkshire for making her rural noir debut Elmet (John Murray) what it is. The book was conceived on a homesick journey back to the south from York where she was raised and subsequently returned to live.

Mozley called its shortlisting for the prestigious prize on Wednesday (13th September) "a dream come true" and something she "hadn't even dared think about". 

"[My p...

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