Man Booker International finalists revealed

The shortlist of 10 authors competing for the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize has been announced.  The finalists come from nine different countries and include a Swiss writer for the first time.

The judging panel is chaired by literary critic Sir Christopher Ricks and features Elif Batuman, Aminatta Forna, Yiyun Li and Tim Parks.

The 10 nominees are:

  • U.R. Ananthamurthy (India)
  • Aharon Appelfeld (Israel)
  • Lydia Davis (USA)
  • Intizar Husain (Pakistan)
  • Yan Lianke (China)
  • Marie NDiaye (France)
  • Josip Novakovich (Canada)
  • Marilynne Robinson (USA)
  • Vladimir Sorokin (Russia)
  • Peter Stamm (Switzerland)

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