The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2008 was announced today.
The shortlisted books are:
Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture
Amitav Ghosh - Sea of Poppies
Linda Grant - The Clothes on Their Backs
Philip Hensher - The Northern Clemency
Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole
The judging panel is chaired by Michael Portillo, former MP and Cabinet Minister. Other judges are Alex Clark, editor of Granta, novelist Louise Doughty, James Heneage, founder of Ottakar's bookshops and Hardeep Singh Kohli, the TV and radio broadcaster.