'The Lowland' will compete alongside five other works of fiction for the coveted literary award worth 50,000 pounds to be announced in London in October.
Booker International panel chairman said Davis's stories embraced so many literary structures that it was hard to narrow them down to a single label.
Hilary Mantel's novel 'Bring Up the Bodies' is also the first sequel to win the prize.
Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with 'Bring Up the Bodies'.
India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis.
Jaipur Lit Fest will host the conference to announce the judges' list of finalists on Jan 24.
Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis' has made it to the six-author shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012.
Jeet Thayil features among 12 authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
English author Barnes is one of four shortlisted for the best novel category for 'The Sense of an Ending'.
English author Julian Barnes had once dismissed the Man Booker Prize for fiction as "posh bingo".
The English author is said to be bookmakers' favourite to win the award.
John le Carre was nominated for the Man Booker prize recognizing an author's lifetime contribution to fiction.
Sydney will host the fourth Man Booker International Prize, list of finalists will be out on 30 March.
A panel of three judges will decide on shortlist of six novels to be announced in March.
It is about disgraced Communist party official's attempts to rebuild his life.
Mantel's novel beat stiff competition from AS Byatt and JM Coetzee.
The winner will be announced on October 6.
For the first time in recent years, no Indian writer figures in the list.
Aravind Adiga and Amitav Ghosh have made it to the shortlist.
Hardeep Singh Kohli is on the panel of judges for the Bookers this year.