16 September 2016 Current Affairs: Novel titled His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet was in news in September 2016. It came in news after being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize.
His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, narrates a story in which a triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to arrest of a young man, Roderick Macrae. It talks about a memoir by the accused that makes it clear that he is guilty; however, the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds fails to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence.
It is one of the six books that were shortlisted for the £50,000 award that will be announced on 25 October at Guildhall. The other five books are
- The Sellout by Paul Beatty
- Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
- Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
- All That Man Is by David Szalay
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien