Penguin's Fundamental Booker nomination

Penguin's Fundamental Booker nomination

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Penguin's The Reluctant Fundamentalist has made it to the final shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Mohsin Hamid's novel traces the life and love of Changez, an idealistic young Muslim man who leaves Pakistan to pursue his education in the US. Judges described it as 'a subtle and thoughtful examination of the raw meat of Anglo-Saxon capitalism, and one man's personal response to working within it'.

The Booker is one of the UK's most prestigious prizes for fiction and the winner will receive worldwide recognition and a prize worth £50,000. Each of the six shortlisted authors receives £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their own book. Last year Penguin author Kiran Desai won with her novel The Inheritance of Loss. This year's winner will be announced on 16 October at an award ceremony in London.

For more information about the Booker prize, see: http://www.themanbookerprize.com

For more information about The Reluctant Fundamentalist, see: http://www.penguin.co.uk