The Women of Man Booker

Six women feature on the 13-strong Man Booker Prize longlist and half of them are women of colour. Here's the who and some of the what.

Fridlund’s debut is a coming-of-age mystery set on a commune in the American Midwest.

Fridlund’s debut is a coming-of-age mystery set on a commune in the American Midwest.

Previously nominated Smith is up again for this tale of two chums, tackling friendship and identity. 

Previously nominated Smith is up again for this tale of two chums, tackling friendship and identity. 

Set in late 2016, Autumn is the first in a seasonal quartet that looks at a country divided by the Brexit result.

Set in late 2016, Autumn is the first in a seasonal quartet that looks at a country divided by the Brexit result.

A courageous retelling of Sophocles’Antigone and a modern exploration of what it means to be Muslim.

A courageous retelling of Sophocles’Antigone and a modern exploration of what it means to be Muslim.

A previous winner, Roy's second fiction, 20 years on, follows the story of a transgender Indian woman.

A previous winner, Roy's second fiction, 20 years on, follows the story of a transgender Indian woman.

Mozley’s debut documents a family’s struggle and the depth of bond between father and child.

Mozley’s debut documents a family’s struggle and the depth of bond between father and child.

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