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Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

The Man Booker International Prize is given to a book in English translation, with a £50,000 prize for the winning title, to be shared equally between author and translator.  Its aim is to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works in translation.

The shortlist was announced earlier today:
Compass by Mathias Enard (France); Charlotte Mandell
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel); Jessica Cohen
The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway); Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark); Misha Hoekstra
Judas by Amos Oz (Israel); Nicholas de Lange
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina); Megan McDowell

The winner will be announced on June 14.