Yesterday morning, the Booker Prize Foundation announced their shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Originally awarded in 1969, the prize endeavors "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction," and 2016 marks the fourth year that books published outside are considered. The winner--to be announced on October 25, 2016--will receive £50,000 in addition to £2,500 awarded to all of the finalists. Previous winners include Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan, A.S Byatt, Salman Rushdie, and last year's recipient Marlon James for his book, A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Learn more about the foundation and the Man Booker Prize at their website.