Man Booker shortlist

Will Self’s Umbrella has made it on to the Man Booker shortlist, along with Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden of Evening Mists, Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home, Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies, Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse and Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis.

To read a sample chapter from Umbrella go here.

The winner of the 2012 prize will be announced on 16 October.