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Pamuk and Ferrante on Man Booker International Prize 2016 shortlist

AorhanNobel prizewinner Orhan Pamuk and international (and mysterious) publishing sensation Elena Ferrante are among the six authors in this year’s Man Booker International Prize 2016 shortlist, a selection which, judges said, “Stretch the boundaries not just of our world, but of fiction itself”. For the first time the Prize will be awarded for a single book rather than the previous system which rewarded a body of work. The full shortlist is:

Oe, Pamuk and Ferrante headline long list for Man Booker International Prize 2016

ferranteNobel prize winners Kenzaburo Oe from Japan and Turkey’s Orhan Pamuk along with  pseudonymous Italian novelist Elena Ferrante headline the lineup of 13 authors on the Man Booker International Prize 2016 long list announced today. Also included is Yan Lianke’s The Four Novels, which is banned in his native China, and two debut authors, Fiston Mwanza Mujila from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Finland’s Aki Ollikainen.

The award is granted to the finest international book translated into english. The translators receive half the GBP50,000 total prize money. The full long list:

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