U.S. author George Saunders favourite to win Man Booker Prize

LONDON -- American author George Saunders is favourite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo."

British bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill made Saunders the front-runner among six finalists announced Wednesday for the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize.

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