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13 make shortlist of Man Booker International Prize

30th March 2011

The 13 shortlisted authors in the running for the Man Booker International Prize have been announced by the chair of judges, Rick Gekoski, who wrote Staying Up.

Three of the finalists - James Kelman, John le Carre and Philip Pullman, author of Northern Lights - are from the UK.

Completing the list are ten authors from various countries, including Americans Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler and Philip Roth.

Wang Anyi and Su Tong, both from China, Juan Goytisolo (Spain), Amin Maalouf (Lebanon), David Malouf (Australia), Dacia Maraini (Italy) and Rohinton Mistry (India/Canada) are the remaining finalists.

An award of GBP 60,000 will be given to the winner of the prize for their achievement in fiction.

Gekoski said the 2011 list of finalists is 'diverse, fresh and thought-provoking'.

'[It] serves to remind us anew of the importance of fiction in defining both ourselves and the world in which we live,' he added.

The winner of the prize is to be announced at the Sydney Writers' Festival on May 18th.

Back in 2009, the winner was Alice Munro, in 2007, it was Chinua Achebe and Ismail Kadare won the inaugural accolade in 2005. 

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