AN author from Huddersfield is out of the running for the coveted Booker Prize.
Nadeem Aslam, 36, had been on the initial 22-book list for his second novel Maps for Lost Lovers.
But his name was not on the final shortlist of six books announced on Tuesday.
They are: Bitter Fruit - Achmat Dangor; The Electric Michelangelo - Sarah Hall; The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst; The Master - Colm Toibin; I'll Go To Bed At Noon - Gerard Woodward, and Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell.
The winner of the £50,000 prize will be named on October 19 at a ceremony in the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, central London.