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The 2017 Man Booker nominees, clockwise from top left: Paul Auster's 4 3 2 1 ; Fiona Mozley's Elmet ; Ali Smith's Autumn ; Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves ; George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo ; and Mohsin Hamid's Exit West . The Man Booker Prize rolled out its 2017 shortlist on Wednesday, delivering a list of six nominees showcasing a hefty dose of literary heavyweights and a pair of newcomers. Of the six novels on the list, just one will go on to win this year's prestigious literary prize at gala ceremony next month in London. Readers won't have too hard a time recognizing several nominees. Ali Smith, for one, has now made the Man Booker shortlist four times in less than two decade... Full story

13 September