The judges of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction released their shortlist this morning, leaving just six novels in the running. The novels on the list do not include David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a favorite upon the release of the longlist according to literary-minded gamblers.
Peter Carey — one of the two people to have won the award twice — still has a chance to become the first to win a third Booker.
The winner will be announced Oct. 7. Place your bets!
Here’s the full shortlist:
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue Room (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Atlantic Books – Grove Atlantic)
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy The Long Song (Headline Review – Headline Publishing Group)
Tom McCarthy C (Jonathan Cape – Random House)