Arundhati Roy fails to make it to 2017 Man Booker short-list

Arundhati Roy fails to make it to 2017 Man Booker short-list

"Playful, sincere, unsettling, fierce: Here is a group of novels grown from tradition but also radical and contemporary", she added.

The final six will now battle for the coveted award to be announced on October 17 at Guildhall here.

The prize opened up to American writers in 2014 and was won by the American novelist Paul Beatty for The Sellout in 2016. This year also sees a repeat shortlisting for Mohsin Hamid, who made the list in 2007 with The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

The competition is judged by chair Baroness Lola Young, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Sarah Hall, Tom Phillips and Colin Thubron.

Fiona Mozley, Emily Fridlund, Ali Smith (top, L-R), Mohsin Hamid, George Saunders and Paul Auster (bottom, L-R).

Mozley and Fridlund's works will face off against 4 3 2 1, an 866-page epic by American author Paul Auster which traces the four parallel lives of a boy growing up in the United States; Exit West by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, a magical realist take on the refugee crisis; the ghostly Lincoln In The Bardo, a novelistic debut by American short story master George Saunders; and British author Ali Smith's post-Brexit novel Autumn. "The emotional, cultural, political and intellectual range of these books is remarkable, and the ways in which they challenge our thinking is a testament to the power of literature", chair of the 2017 judges, Baroness Lola Young was quoted as saying. Widely hailed by worldwide critics, Roy's novel was thought to be a sure-name in the short list.

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Roy, who won the literary award worth 50,000 pounds for her debut book "The God of Small Things" in 1997, had featured on the long-list for her latest novel "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness". The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.

The victor of the Man Booker Prize will be announced on October 17 in London's Guildhall, where the victor will take home a £50,000 (Rs 41 lakh) prize.

First awarded in 1969, the victor of the Man Booker will receive £50,000, while the short-listed writers each receive £2,500 and a specially bound edition of their book. The victor will be announced on October 17.

From longlist stage onwards, the "Man Booker Dozen" receives widespread interest from the media, booksellers and the public, in the form of critical engagement, media coverage and significantly increased book sales.

Man Group, an active investment management firm, has sponsored the prize since 2002.

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