Lesbian author Emma Donoghue’s novel Room has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.The six books, selected from the longlist of 13, are:
Peter Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America
Emma Donoghue – Room
Damon Galgut – In a Strange Room
Howard Jacobson – The Finkler Question
Andrea Levy – The Long Song
Tom McCarthy – C
At 40, Donoghue is the youngest author on the shortlist. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is now based in London, Ontario. Room will be released in North America in mid-September.
The Booker Prize winner, to be announced Oct 12, will receive a cheque for £50,000.
Find out more about Emma Donoghue at emmadonoghue.com.
Watch the book trailer for Room: