Fiona Mozley On Making The Man Booker Shortlist With Her Debut Novel

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Fiona Mozley started writing her first novel on her phone while riding the train between her home in York, Northern England, and an internship in London. It's the story of a father and his two children who live out in the margins of society in a house they built with their own hands in the Yorkshire countryside. Her book, "Elmet," was published last year. And this week, "Elmet" is one of six books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary awards. Fiona Mozley joins us from York. Congratulations, and thanks for being with us. FIONA MOZLEY: Thanks very much, Scott. Lovely to meet you. SIMON: Paul Auster, George Saunders, Mohsen Hamad, Ali Smith - you are...

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