Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

first_imgThe Testament of Mary by Colm TóbínWe Need New Names by NoViolet BulawayoThe Luminaries by Eleanor CattonHarvest by Jim CraceThe Lowland by Jhumpa LahiriA Tale for the Time Being by Ruth OzekiThree Irish authors make Man Booker Prize longlist> COLM TÓIBÍN HAS made it onto this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist with his book The Testament of Mary.The announcement was made this morning on the Man Booker Prize Twitter page and through a seven second Vine video.The longlist included two other Irish authors – Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic and Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart .It’s Toibín’s third time to feature on a Man Booker Prize shortlist, he also made the cut with The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and The Master (2004).The shortlist:last_img