Man Booker shortlist announced by Robert Macfarlane
10 September 2013 Last updated at 17:43 BST
Previous nominees Jim Crace and Colm Toibin are among the six writers to make this year's Man Booker shortlist.
Eleanor Catton, 27, is the youngest to make the cut with her book The Luminaries, published last week.
Crace's inclusion follows his announcement in February that Harvest was likely to be his last novel. At 67, he is the oldest author on the list.
Toibin is shortlisted for The Testament of Mary. Ruth Ozeki, Jhumpa Lahiri and NoViolet Bulawayo are also nominated.
Robert Macfarlane, chair of the judges, said the shortlist was "instantly striking" because of its "global range".