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Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

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COLM TÓIBÍN HAS made it onto this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist with his book The Testament of Mary.

The announcement was made this morning on the Man Booker Prize Twitter page and through a seven second Vine video.

The longlist included two other Irish authors – Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic and Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart .

It’s Toibín’s third time to feature on a Man Booker Prize shortlist, he also made the cut with The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and The Master (2004).

The shortlist:

  • The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóbín
  • We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • Harvest by Jim Crace
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Three Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist>

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