Man Booker International Prize 2009 list of contenders announced

Mar 21, 2009 by

While we’re on a roll here with literary prize nominee announcements, we might as well carry it on!

This is not the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the coveted annual giveaway from Man Group plc.  The International Prize, in contrast, is given once bi-yearly, and,

highlights one writer’s continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.

The contenders are:

  • Peter Carey (Australia)
  • Evan S. Connell (USA)
  • Mahasweta Devi (India)
  • E.L. Doctorow (USA)
  • James Kelman (UK)
  • Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
  • Arnošt Lustig (Czechoslovakia)
  • Alice Munro (Canada)
  • V.S. Naipaul (Trinidad/India)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (USA)
  • Antonio Tabucchi (Italy)
  • Ngugi Wa Thiong’O (Kenya)
  • Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia)
  • Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russia)

Fantastic spread of authors from around the world, I must say.

Check out the announcement in the Man Booker Prize site here.

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