Muriel Spark Shortlisted For Lost Booker; Iris Murdoch Isn’t

“Spark, who won armfuls of literary awards during her lifetime but who the Booker always eluded, is shortlisted for her story of a bored accountant whose search for adventure and sex on holiday becomes a journey to self-destruction. The Scottish novelist, biographer, poet and playwright is one of four women” on the six-author list.