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Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Compass (Mathias Enard, trans by Charlotte Mandell, Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • A Horse Walks into a Bar (David Grossman, trans by Jessica Cohen, Jonathan Cape)
  • The Unseen (Roy Jacobsen, trans by Don Bartlett & Don Shaw, MacLehose)
  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Dorthe Nors, trans by Misha Hoekstra, Pushkin Press)
  • Judas (Amos Oz, trans by Nicholas de Lange, Chatto & Windus)
  • Fever Dream (Samanta Schweblin, trans by Megan McDowell, Oneworld).

The shortlist was chosen from a longlist announced in March. The winner will be announced on 14 June.

The list includes two writers from Israel and one each from Argentina, Denmark, Norway and France.

Judging panel chair Nick Barley said the shortlist ‘spans the epic and the everyday—from fevered dreams to sleepless nights, from remote islands to overwhelming cities, these wonderful novels shine a light on compelling individuals struggling to make sense of their place in a complex world’.

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded to a book translated into English. Prior to 2016, the prize was awarded biennially to a body of work.

The £50,000 (A$85,112) prize will be shared equally between the winning writer and translator, and each shortlisted author and translator will also receive £1000 (A$1702).

For more information about the prize, click here.


Category: International news