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Man Booker Prize Winner Arundhati Roy Nominated Again For Second Novel

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| July 27 , 2017 , 16:00 IST

Renowned writer Arundhati Roy who won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction award in 1997 for her debut novel 'The God of Small Things' has once again been nominated 20 years later for her second novel 'Ministry of Utmost Happiness'.

If Roy wins, she would be the only author to have a 100 percent success rate at the acclaimed literary awards.

From a total of 150 titles, 13 have been shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize longlist by the panel of judges including Baroness Lola Young, literary critic Lila Azam Zanganeh, Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Sarah Hall.

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A diverse group of writers have made the cut this year, as four authors are from the UK, four from US, two Irish, two UK-Pakistani and one Indian writer.

"Only when we’d finally selected our 13 novels did we fully realise the huge energy, imagination, and variety in them as a group. The longlist showcases a diverse spectrum — not only of voices and literary styles but of protagonists too, in their culture, age and gender. Nevertheless, we found there was a spirit common to all these novels: though their subject matter might be turbulent, their power and range were life-affirming – a tonic for our times,” chair of the 2017 judges, Baroness Lola Young was quoted as saying.

The following books have been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize:

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Autumn by Ali Smith

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster