The winner will receive a further 50,000.
This year the panel was led by Peter Stothard and includes Dinah Birch, an academic and literary critic; Amanda Foreman, a historian, writer and broadcaster; Bharat Tandon, academic, writer and reviewer and Cousin Matthew - I mean "Downton Abbey" actor Dan Stevens.
Clearly there is no place for a prize that simply rubber stamps the successful, the lucky, the rich and the famous.Alison Moore, a prize-winning short story writer, has made the shortlist with her debut novel, "The Lighthouse." The book, published by a small British independent, has been described as "quietly startling.".Also: Wild speculation about Nobel Prize in Literature.The shortlist was announced by Sir Peter Stothard, Chair of judges and Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, at a press conference held at the Man Groups London headquarters.Levy's novel sees the protagonist, Sofia, forced to confront her difficult relationship with her mother when the pair travel to Spain to try to find a cure for the latter's mystery paralysis."The final six reflect the centrality of the novel in modern culture - in its ability to champion the unconventional, to explore the unfamiliar, and to tackle difficult subjects.".Previous double-Booker winner JM Coetzee failed to make the cut with The Schooldays of Jesus.Image copyright Booker Image caption The Sellout, by Paul Beatty, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2016.Paul Beatty, Graeme Macrae Burnet, David Szalay and Madeleine Thien also make the cut.Hilary Mantel, bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate).Paul Beatty - The Sellout, deborah Levy - Hot Milk, graeme Macrae Burnet - His Bloody Project.The other British author in the running, Graeme Macrae Burnet, is recognised for his crime drama based in the Scottish Highlands."Thien's sweeping intergenerational account of China's cultural revolution, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, has an impressive depth and breadth, but the time might just be right for David Szalay's thoughtful portrait of masculinity.".
The 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist.Three men, three women, two Britons, two Americans, two Canadians."Burnet's historical crime thriller His Bloody Project, would be a popular and accessible win for a genre that is often overlooked for this prize.The six books, selected from the longlist of 12, are: Author, title (Publisher tan Twan Eng.We loved the shock of language shown in so many different ways and were exhilarated by the vigour and vividly defined values in the six books that we chose - and in the visible confidence of the novel's place in forming our words and ideas.Unfortunately, if i win a million dollars our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.Deborah Levy is a veteran author whose shortlisted novel "Swimming Home" was also published by an independent.In the third year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, the shortlist is split between two British, two US and two Canadian writers.
The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books).
Levy is joined on the list by debut US novelist Ottessa Moshfegh, recognised for her book Eileen.