"We occasionally felt that inside the book we read was a better one - sometimes a thinner one - wildly signalling to be let out", said Kwame Anthony Appiah, chairman of the judges.
Others chosen for the Man Booker short list include two first novels: United Kingdom poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. "In each of them the language takes centre stage".
Calgary-born novelist Esi Edugyan's "Washington Black" has been named as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize for fiction.
On the novel, one of the judges, Val McDermid, said in the announcement of the shortlist that "the single word that sums up this beautifully written debut novel is "fluidity". From Ireland to California, in Barbados and the Arctic, they inhabit worlds that not everyone will have been to, but which we can all be enriched by getting to know. "But there are also in each of them moments of hope". The prize went to English writer Julian Barnes' novel "The Sense of an Ending". The Man Booker Prize judges feel your pain.
The judges responded to the inclusion of non-UK authors with chair Appiah saying they "do not check writers" passports' but simply read the books. "Man Group is proud to support such a prestigious award and I would like to congratulate this exceptional group of authors".
The victor of the 50,000 pound (C$85,500) prize will be announced on October 16 during a black-tie dinner at London's Guildhall.
The shortlisted authors each receive 2,500 pounds and a specially-bound edition of their book. The victor receives a further £50,000. Its list of winners includes numerous giants of the last four decades, including Indian-origin writers such as Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Aravind Adiga.
Brie Larson's response to the trolls who think Captain Marvel should "smile more" is truly one of the best things I've ever seen. The official trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie finally dropped on Tuesday after months of anticipation.
The economic situation is not good, and that could last for a long time, Ma said at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin. He will hand over the keys of Asia's most valuable company to Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang Yong.
L'annonce faite par Médine à 15h est la conséquence d'une polémique enclenchée mi-juin par des groupuscules d'extrême droite. Face à la polémique , le concert du rappeur Médine au Bataclan devant avoir lieu le 20 octobre a été annulé.
Previously, the oldest macroscopic animal in the geological record was the mollusc-like Kimberella from 555 million years ago. Finding this particular specimen was a grueling task, said Ilya Bobrovskiy , co-author of the paper and a PhD student at ANU.
Aux prises avec les flammes, une membre de la brigade a diffusé des images de son combat sur son compte Instagram . Une tornade de feu a détruit nos lignes de défense contre l'incendie . "Je n'ai jamais rien vu de pareil ".
Because we're now - I don't know what - three weeks away from the premiere of the show and between now then, so much could change. I can't say it's a lot of fun trying to fabricate this kind of Trump that I thought of, but it is fun being around them.
Renee eventually takes up the mantle of the Question, succeeding her mentor Charles Victor Szasz, better known as Vic Sage. Birds of Prey movie is gearing up to give Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn the maximum amount of screen time.
Biden, who chaired the Thomas hearing and is considering running for president, said he regrets the way Hill was treated. Trump, steering clear of criticizing Ford on the advice of aides, predicted Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed.
Deux petites filles et un petit garçon ont été agressés par cette femme, a précisé la police sous le couvert de l'anonymat. La suspecte, une femme âgée de 52 ans, a été retrouvée dans le sous-sol de la crèche après s'être entaillé les poignets.
Bishop arrested for rape of nun in India
Police in India are now investigating the charges of rape, illegal confinement, unnatural sex and intimidation. Police have questioned him on August 13 but failed to arrest him and to carry any further probe in the matter.