The finalists for Britain’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize ($80,000), were announced yesterday in London by thriller writer Stella Remington, the chairman of the prize jury and a former director-general of Britain’s MI5:
Three-time finalist Julian Barnes is considered the front-runner for his novel “The Sense of an Ending,” which will be released in the United States in January by Knopf.
Canadian Esi Edugyan, who has taught creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, does not yet have an American publisher for her novel “Half Blood Blues.”
A British lawyer in Moscow is the subject of A.D. Miller’s debut novel, “Snowdrops” (Doubleday).
Before the winner is announced on Oct. 18, The Post will run a roundup review of all the finalists.