British author Howard Jacobson displays his book 'The Finkler Question,' winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
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Two authors from the U.S. made the shortlist Tuesday for the 2014 Booker Prize for Fiction, which has opened up the field for the first time to novelists from outside the Commonwealth.The six-strong list for the prize, one of the highest-profile awards in English-language literature, also includes three authors from Britain and one from Australia. The annual Booker Prize was until now awarded for the best original full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe.But this year the judges widened the field to any author writing originally in English, so long as their novel is published in Britain within the 12-month entry period. New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the 2013 prize with her novel "The Luminaries".
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