Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith, as well as Gillian Flynn, for her best-seller "Gone Girl." The award, in its 18th year, celebrates writing by women in English from around the world. The winner will receive 30,000 pounds (US$45,000). Mantel's critically acclaimed historical novel is a sequel to "Wolf Hall," which also won the Booker. The winner will be announced in London on June 5.