Biting Satire Dominates Booker Prize Shortlist

From a New York Times story by Alexandra Alter headlined “Biting Satire Dominates Booker Prize Shortlist”:

A barbed political satire about the fall of an African dictator, told from the perspective of talking animals. A mordantly comic novel about the inescapable horrors of racism in America. A bleak but slyly funny story that explores the trauma of Sri Lanka’s civil wars.

These potent satirical novels are among the six finalists for the Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards.