Salman Rushdie is the favourite to win the Best of the Booker prize after his novel "Midnight's Children" was shortlisted Monday for the "greatest of the greatest" award. Six books chosen from the 41 winners of the highly-regarded Booker Prize are up for the award. The Booker Prize, one of the literary world's most prestigious awards, goes to the best work of fiction by an author from the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Best of the Booker award is to celebrate the prize's 40th anniversary. "Midnight's Children", the bookmaker's favourite for the award, was Indian-born Rushdie's second novel and won the 1981 Booker Prize.