Authors, from left to right, Tan Twan Eng, Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Will Self, holding his book, top, Alison Moore and Jeet Thayil, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, hold copies of their books during a photo call at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, Monday Oct. 15, 2012. The 50,000 British pounds (80,000 US dollars approx.) prize will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Authors, from left to right, Tan Twan Eng, Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Will Self, holding his book, top, Alison Moore and Jeet Thayil, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, hold copies of their books during a photo call at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, Monday Oct. 15, 2012. The 50,000 British pounds (80,000 US dollars approx.) prize will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Authors, from left to right, Tan Twan Eng, Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Will Self, holding his book, top, Alison Moore and Jeet Thayil, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, hold copies of their books during a photo call at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, Monday Oct. 15, 2012. The 50,000 British pounds (80,000 US dollars approx.) prize will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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