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Sep 10, 2013 | 1:28pm EDT

Author Jim Crace's final novel, Harvest, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. The 67 year old will compete against Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, Ruth Ozeki's A Tale For The Time Being, and We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo for the prestigious literary award. The winner, who will take home a $75,000 (£50,000) cheque, will be announced in London on 15 October (13).

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