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The Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists are Announced

Man Booker International Prize 2015The Man Booker International Prize 2015 list of finalists was revealed on Tuesday, 24th March 2015. The finalists’ list is announced by the chair of judges, Professor Marina Warner, at a press conference hosted at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.

The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.The winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers.

The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In seeking out literary excellence, the judges consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.

  • The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from Libya, Mozambique, Guadeloupe, Hungary, South Africa and Congo.
  • None of the writers has appeared on a previous Man Booker International Prize list of finalists
  • The proportion of writers translated into English is greater than ever before at 80%

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 winner will be revealed on Tuesday 19th May 2015.

Judging Panel
Marina Warner (Chair) Edwin Frank
Nadeem Aslam Wen-chin Ouyang
Elleke Boehmer -

Man Booker International Prize 2015

Nominees
Authors Country
Cesar Aira Argentina
Hoda Barakat Lebanon
Maryse Conde Guadeloupe
Mia Couto Mozambique
Amitav Ghosh India
Fanny Howe United States of America
Ibrahim al-Koni Libya
Laszlo Krasznahorkai Hungary
Alain Mabanckou Republic of Congo
Marlene van Niekerk South Africa

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