Salman Rushdie is considered his main competitor with his recent release SHALIMAR THE CLOWN.
ALI SMITH's The Accidental and CHRISTOPHER WILSON's THE BALLARD OF LEE COTTON are also contenders for the coveted award.
The ceremony will take place on 24 January (06) in London.
Falling For You is the new single from German house producer Teenage Mutants, the track features vocals from Brit Laura Welsh.
The Californian rockers were defiant in their intention to play the venue once again.
Smith announced his intention to get involved in politics, saying that he is "incensed to a level that I can't sleep".
Daniel Bruhl makes a cameo performance as Dirk Brulee in the video for Travis' return single 'Everything At Once'.