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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Man Booker international prize (2005-11)

2011 info from The Man Booker Prizes accessed 3/30/11

2011 Finalists:
Wang Anyi (China)
Juan Goytisolo (Spain)
James Kelman (UK)
John le Carré (UK)
Amin Maalouf (Lebanon)
David Malouf (Australia)
Dacia Maraini (Italy)
Rohinton Mistry (India/Canada)
Philip Pullman (UK)
Marilynne Robinson (USA)
Philip Roth (USA)
Su Tong (China)
Anne Tyler (USA)

Fourteen authors from 12 countries have been named to the shortlist for the £60,000 ($85,716) Man Booker international prize, which is "awarded once every two years to a writer for their contribution to fiction on the world stage," according to the Guardian.

The contenders:
Peter Carey (Australia) -- added Illywhacker

Evan S Connell (USA) -- added Mrs. Bridge: A Novel
Mahasweta Devi (Bangladesh) -- added Imaginary Maps
EL Doctorow (USA) -- added Welcome to Hard Times
James Kelman (UK) -- added How Late It Was, How Late: A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) -- added The Feast of the Goat
Arnošt Lustig (Czech Republic) -- added Lovely Green Eyes: A Novel
Alice Munro (Canada) -- added Runaway: Stories -- Winner!
VS Naipaul (Trinidad/India) -- added A House for Mr. Biswas
Joyce Carol Oates (USA) -- added The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
Antonio Tabucchi (Italy) -- added Pereira Declares: A Testimony
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O (Kenya) -- added A Grain of Wheat (African Writers) read this 5/3/09
Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia) -- added The Ministry of Pain: A Novel
Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russia) -- added Medea and Her Children

Chinua Achebe

Ismail Kadare (inaugural prize)

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