Shortlisted for the man booker international prize 2017
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The Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist
The Man Booker International Prize 2017
Submitted by The Booker Prizes on Thu, The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The list includes one writer who was previously a finalist for the prize in , Amos Oz. The settings range from an Israeli comedy club to contemporary Copenhagen, from a sleepless night in Vienna to a troubled delirium in Argentina. The list is dominated by contemporary settings but also features a divided Jerusalem of and a remote island in Norway in the early 20 th century.
Whittled down from a novel longlist , the final selection was revealed at Somerset House in London. For the first time, five out of six shortlisted books are written by women, while there is also an all-female list of translators. Her book takes place in a remote village in south-west Poland where Janina Dusezjko, an eccentric woman in her 60s, describes the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs. The book is a narrative of the period to told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present, photos, books, songs, radio, television, advertising, and news headlines. It follows three children of ex-militants who are facing a past they can neither remember nor forget.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded here in the UK for the best novel translated into English in the past year and gives equal recognition to the writer and translator of the winning book. On Weekend, we are featuring all six of the shortlisted books and speak to their authors and translators.
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We live in a time of disruption but where others see difficulty, we see opportunity - not just to survive but to thrive. - The Booker Prizes are ways of spreading the word about the insights, discoveries, pleasures and joy that spring from great fiction. Whereas the Man Booker Prize was open only to writers from the Commonwealth , Ireland and Zimbabwe, the International Prize was open to all nationalities who had work available in English including translations.