Sep 11, 2013

Young NZ author wins spot on Man Booker shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize is out -- and a 28-year-old author from New Zealand could be the youngest ever winner of the prestigious literary gong.

Bethanie Blanchard

Writer, critic and Liticism blogger

The shortlist for the 45th annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced last night in the UK, and young voices that span the globe have dominated.

From a longlist described by the judges as “surely the most diverse in Man Booker history” comes a shortlist with authors from New Zealand, England, India, Canada, Ireland and Zimbabwe.

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