On 8 September 2009 the short list for the Man Booker prize was announced.
The list is
A. S. Byatt - The Children's book
J. M. Coetzee - Summertime
Adam Foulds - The Quickening Maze
Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall
Simon Mawer - The Glass Room
Sarah Waters - The Little Stranger
The winners will be drawn on 6 October 2009.
For more information visit the Man Booker Prize website