The 2017 Man Booker International Prize shortlist of six books which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world was announced last night.
Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will also be divided equally between its author and translator.
Black Moses by Congolese-French author Alain Mabanckou, the only book with African ties on the longlist, has unfortunately not made the cut.
Author (nationality), Translator, Title (imprint)
- Mathias Enard (France), Charlotte Mandell (US), Compass (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
- David Grossman (Israel), Jessica Cohen (US), A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape)
- Roy Jacobsen (Norway), Don Bartlett (UK), Don Shaw (UK), The Unseen (Maclehose)
- Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Misha Hoekstra (US), Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Pushkin Press)
- Amos Oz (Israel), Nicholas de Lange (UK), Judas (Chatto & Windus)
- Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Megan McDowell (US), Fever Dream (Oneworld)
Source: The Man Booker Prize website