LONDON -- B.C.-based writer Ruth Ozeki and London, Ont.-born Eleanor Catton are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ozeki, who is American born but now lives in Whaletown, B.C., and The Luminaries by Catton, who lives in New Zealand, are on the shortlist announced Tuesday for the £50,000 ($78,000) prize.
The other finalists are British-born Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri for The Lowland, Irish novelist Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary, We Need New Names by Zimbabwe's NoViolet Bulawayo and Harvest by Britain's Jim Crace.
Crace and Toibin are both previous Booker finalists.
The prize is only open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth.
The winner will be announced Oct. 15.
-- The Associated Press