South African author Damon Galgut has made the shortlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for his novel In a Strange Room. Galgut was previously nominated for the award in 2003 for The Good Doctor, but lost out to DBC Pierre, who won for Vernon God Little. The other contenders for this year's prize are Peter Carey, Emma Donoghue, Howard Jacobson, Andrea Levy, and Tom McCarthy. The winner will be announced on 12 October. Read more: Man Booker Prize website
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