How the contenders for the Man Booker short-list shape up

October 12, 2014 9:02 PM

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How the contenders for the Man Booker short-list shape up

LONDON: The winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, considered one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, will be announced Tuesday in London. Here are capsule reviews by Reuters correspondents of the six short-listed contenders.

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