The Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists’ List Announced


Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize , the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.

  • The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from Libya, Mozambique, Guadeloupe, Hungary, South Africa and Congo
  • None of the writers has  appeared on a previous Man Booker International Prize list of finalists
  • The proportion of writers translated into English is greater than ever before at 80%

The finalists’ list is announced by the chair of judges, Professor Marina Warner, at a press conference hosted at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, today, Tuesday 24 March 2015.

The ten authors on the list are:

The judging panel for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 consists of writer and academic, Professor Marina Warner (Chair); novelist Nadeem Aslam; novelist, critic and Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University, Elleke Boehmer; Editorial Director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank, and Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang.

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