[Drumroll please] … and the shortlisted titles for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2009 are:
A S Byatt The Children’s Book (Random House, Chatto and Windus)
J M Coetzee Summertime (Random House, Harvill Secker)
Adam Foulds The Quickening Maze (Random House, Jonathan Cape)
Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate)
Simon Mawer The Glass Room (Little, Brown)
Sarah Waters The Little Stranger (Little, Brown, Virago)
Click on the title links above for plot synopsis and author bios, or see the official Man Booker Prize website for more details.