British Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid makes his second appearance in the prestigious English-language literary award list published on Wednesday.
US author Paul Auster tops the shortlist for the ‘Man Booker Prize’. The 70-year-old, nominated for ‘4321’, is up against two other Americans — short story writer George Saunders, for his first full-length novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’, and debut writer Emily Fridlund with ‘History of Wolves‘.
Hamid is shortlisted for ‘Exit West‘. Briton Fiona Mozley, 29, is the youngest nominee with her first book, ‘Elmet‘.
The winner will be announced on October 17 in London. The winner is guaranteed a huge increase in global sales that dwarfs the £50,000 (55,400 euros, $66,400) prize. Previous winners of the prize, launched in 1969, include Ian McEwan and Iris Murdoch.