Lahiri, Toibin among Booker Prize finalists

10 Sep

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.

British-born  Ms. Lahiri also worked as member of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Ms. Lahiri’s “The Lowland” and Mr. Toibin’s “The Testament of Maryare” on the shortlist announced Tuesday for the 50,000 pound ($78,000) prize.

The winner will be announced on October 15, 2013.

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