Darn it all, David Mitchell didn't make the shortlist. This has ruined my day. However, I am happy to see Tom McCarthy, Damon Galgut and Emma Donaghue make the cut; I've read all three books and were impressed.
Room by Emma Donoghue
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
The Long Song by Andrea Levy