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Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie Headline 2019 Booker Prize Shortlist

Atwood made the list for her sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and Rushdie for his reimagining of Don Quixote. Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak, Lucy Ellmann and Bernardine Evaristo round out the finalists.
Clockwise from top left: Quichotte by Salman Rushdie; Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann; An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma; 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak; Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo; and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. Source: Courtesy of the publishers

Booker Prize judges have whittled down the books still in consideration for the prestigious literary award from 151 submissions to six finalists. On the shortlist released Tuesday are two former winners and another who came awfully close: Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, who won in 2000 and 1981, respectively, as well as 2015 finalist Chigozie Obioma.

This trio of marquee names is joined by Elif Shafak, one of Turkey's best-known living writers; Illinois-born Lucy Ellmann, who now

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