But I am pleased that The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma and Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings are on the shortlist.
My pick for the winner is Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread (2015). She is one of my favourite writers and I am keen for her to win. But I would also be happy if the prize went to The Fishermen.
Here is the shortlist:
- A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James (Jamaica)
- Satin Island - Tom McCarthy (UK)
- The Fishermen - Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)
- The Year of the Runaways - Sunjeev Sahota (UK)
- A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler (USA)
- A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara (USA)
The winner announced on 13 October 2015.