The 2015 Man Booker International Prize Finalists

The finalists for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize were announced today. The finalists include César Aira, whose story “Athena Magazine” we recently published, László Krasznahorkai, and Fanny Howe. The winner will receive a £60,000 award. The prize, an offshoot of the famous Man Booker Prize, has been given out every other year since 2005. The previous winners were Ismail Kadare (Albania), Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Alice Munro (Canada), Philip Roth (United States), and Lydia Davis (United States).

Here are this year’s finalists:

César Aira (Argentina)
Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe)
Mia Couto (Mozambique)
Amitav Ghosh (India)
Fanny Howe (United States of America)
Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya)
László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)

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