Listen to the authors talk about their shortlisted works – what they are about, and what they would like readers to take away with them.
Richard Beard – The Day That Went Missing
Xiaolu Guo - Once Upon a Time in the East
Mohsin Hamid – Exit West
Hari Kunzru – White Tears
Richard Lloyd Parry – Ghosts of the Tsunami
Jon McGregor – Reservoir 13
Sally Rooney – Conversations with Friends
Elizabeth Strout – Anything is Possible
Find out more about the shortlist, with extended interviews with each author.