Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists for the fifth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognizes one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
The 10 authors are:
U.R. Ananthamurthy (India); Aharon Appelfeld (Israel); Lydia Davis (USA); Intizar Husain (Pakistan); Yan Lianke (China); Marie NDiaye (France); Josip Novakovich (Canada); Marilynne Robinson (USA); Vladimir Sorokin (Russia); Peter Stamm (Switzerland).
The judging panel for the Man Booker International Prize 2013 consists of the scholar and literary critic, Sir Christopher Ricks (Chair); author and essayist, Elif Batuman; writer and broadcaster, Aminatta Forna; novelist, Yiyun Li and author and academic, Tim Parks.
Philip Roth won the prize, which is given every two years, in 2011, with Alice Munro winning in 2009, Chinua Achebe in 2007 and Ismail Kadaré taking the inaugural prize in 2005. The new winner will be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 22.