Three RCW Authors on Man Booker Shortlist
RCW is extremely proud to announce that three of our authors have been shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
The shortlisted novels are:
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The announcement was made this morning by chair of the judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah at a press conference at the headquarters of the Man Group.
He said: ‘All of our six finalists are miracles of stylistic invention. In each of them the language takes center stage. And yet in every other respect they are remarkably diverse, exploring a multitude of subjects ranging across space and time. From Ireland to California, in Barbados and the Arctic, they inhabit worlds that not everyone will have been to, but which we can all be enriched by getting to know. Each one explores the anatomy of pain — among the incarcerated and on a slave plantation, in a society fractured by sectarian violence, and even in the natural world. But there are also in each of them moments of hope.'
Each of the shortlisted authors receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The 2018 winner will be announced on Tuesday 16th October in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.
For more information, please see here.
(Agent for Robin Robertson, Esi Edugyan and Richard Powers: Peter Straus)