Two American authors make shortlist for Man Booker prize

September 9, 2014 4:40 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. writers captured only two of the six places on the Man Booker Prize 2014 shortlist announced on Tuesday, easing traditionalists' fears that Americans would dominate the contest now it is open for the first time to all authors writing in English.

Joshua Ferris is nominated for "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour", which follows a New York dentist who becomes the victim of an online impersonator. Fellow American Karen Joy Fowler is in the running for "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" about a young woman who was raised with a chimpanzee as ...

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