Selected from the longlist of 13, the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize is:

Parrot and Olivier in America
by Peter Carey
Room by Emma Donoghue —— THE BOOK WORKS CHOICE!
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
C by Tom McCarthy

Chair of judges Andrew Motion commented: “We feel sure we’ve chosen books which demonstrate a rich variety of styles and themes–while in every case providing deep individual pleasures.”

The winner will be announced October 12.