Here's the short-listed titles:
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien,
The Sellout, Paul Beatty
All That Man Is, David Szalay
His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet
Hot Milk, Deborah Levy
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
There's a mix of nationalities with two Canadians, two Americans, one Scottish and one British author and the list is equally split between male and female authors. There's one debut novelist, Ottessa Moshfegh, and also a crime novel, in Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project and, interestingly, all of the novels feature disturbed protagonists. Deborah Levy is the only author to have been shortlisted for the Booker before for Swimming Home.
The winner of the prize is announced in London 25 October 2016.