Man Booker International Prize long list announced

Ten authors have been named on the long list for the Man Booker International Prize. It includes writers from six from countries which have never featured before. The ten authors on the list are:

The GDP60,000 prize, which is awarded every second year to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. It is for a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel. The winner will be announced on 19th May. Previous winners are:  Lydia Davis  in 2013, Philip Roth in 2011, Alice Munro in 2009, Chinua Achebe in 2007 and Ismail Kadaré who won the inaugural prize in 2005.

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