Canadian-born author doesnt make Man Booker prize shortlist

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TORONTO - Canada's only hope for the Man booker Prize for Fiction did not make the short list for the award announced today.
Ed O'Loughlin's "Not Untrue and Not Unkind" was one of 13 novels on the long list for the annual prize awarded to the best book by a writer from the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
Loughlin, who spent the first six years of his life in Alberta before moving to Ireland, didn't make the cut when the list was shrunk to the final six.
A. S. Byatt, J. M. Coetzee, Adam Foulds, Hilary Mantel, Simon Mawer and Sarah Waters are the shortlisted authors for the U.S. $82,000 award.
Many are making repeat appearances, with South African Coetzee hoping to win the prize for a third time.
The winner of the Man Booker will be named on Oct. 6.
Here are the six finalists, but author, title and publisher.
- A.S.Byatt, The Children's Book, Random House, Chatto and Windus
- J.M. Coetzee, Summertime, Random House, Harvill Secker
- Adam Foulds, The Quickening Maze, Random House, Jonathan Cape
- Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, HarperCollins, Fourth Estate
- Simon Mawer, The Glass Room, Little, Brown
- Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger, Little, Brown, Virago

Organizations: HarperCollins

Geographic location: Ireland, TORONTO, Canada Alberta U.S.

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