Ten novelists have been short listed for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize – and it may be the most diverse list to date. Seven of these authors are available in English only through translation. Three are women. There’s a very good interview with Tim Parks at The Guardian discussing how they reached their decisions. U R Ananthamurthy (India/translation) Aharon Appelfeld (Israel/translation) Lydia Davis (USA) … Continue reading 2013 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist
Only a quick post today, dear readers – and I promise it’s not going to include a re-hash or re-posting of the Man Booker Longlist that was released last week. Not only have I read just one of the twelve books – Bring Up the Bodies is the only one I’d heard of before the big announcement. So, best to leave that discussion to those … Continue reading 2012 Man Booker Longlist – Nothing to See Here!