"We are very excited by the books we have chosen for the
shortlist," Helen Fraser, chair of judges, said in a statement.
"Each one is original and extraordinary in its own way — each
offers something different and exciting and illuminating."
The six finalists for the prize, to be announced in June, are as
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigeria, for "Americanah"
Hannah Kent, Australia, for "Burial Rites"
Jhumpa Lahiri, Britain and the United States, for "The
Audrey Magee, Ireland, for "The Undertaking"
Eimear McBride, Ireland, for "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing"
Donna Tartt, American, "The Goldfinch"
(Writing by Michael Roddy; editing by Andrew Roche)
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