This year's edition of the Man Booker International Prize has shortlisted ten authors who deserve recognition for their achievement in fiction. The winner will be announced on May 19 and receive the £60,000 award.
Highlights for 2015 include the fact that none of these authors have been finalists for the prize before, 80% of them have already been translated into English―the highest English translation percentage in the history of this prize's nominations―and six new nationalities were added to the list of nominees (they're indicated by the asterisk below). Additionally, it's the first time someone who writes in Portuguese gets a nomination.
Here are the ten authors on the Man Booker International Prize list:
- 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)*
You can find the official announcement here.