Bookshop worker shortlisted for Booker

Image copyright John Murray Press Image caption Fiona Mozley is only one of three female novelists on the shortlist

A 29 -year-old writer “whos working” part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her entry novel.

Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest scribe to be up for the esteemed literary booty, wrote Elmet while travelling between London and York.

Emily Fridlund, another debut novelist, is also up for the PS50, 000 award.

So are fellow Americans Paul Auster and George Saunders, Britain’s Ali Smith and Pakistan-born Mohsin Hamid.

The winning volume will be announced on 17 October.