Shortlist for Man Booker announced today

The six finalists are:

“We Need New Names,” by Noviolet Bulawayo (Little, Brown/Chatto)
“The Luminaries,” by Eleanor Catton (Little, Brown/Granta)
“Harvest,” by Jim Crace (Nan A. Talese/Picador)
“The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf/Bloomsbury)
“A Tale for the Time Being,” by Ruth Ozeki (Viking/Canongate)
“The Testament of Mary,” by Colm Toibin (Scribner/Penguin)