Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie have made this year’s Booker Prize shortlist, a prestigious literary prize awarded to authors for original novels written in English. Atwood’s forthcoming novel The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is shortlisted. The Canadian author previously won the prize in 2000 for her novel The Blind Assassin. Rushdie is shortlisted for Quichotte, a retelling of Don Quixote from the perspective of a traveling salesman on an American road trip. He also previously won the prize in 1993 for Midnight’s Children. This year’s remaining three novels on the shortlist—whittled down from a long list of 13—include: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World byElif Shafak, Ducks, Newburyport byLucy Ellmann, and Girl, Woman, Other byBernardine Evaristo.