Fanny Howe is a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize
Fanny Howe is among ten authors being considered as finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize. The £60,000 Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The full list of ten are:
The ten authors on the list are:
- César Aira (Argentina)
- Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
- Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe)
- Mia Couto (Mozambique)
- Amitav Ghosh (India)
- Fanny Howe (United States of America)
- Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya)
- László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
- Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
- Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)
The winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel; there are no submissions from publishers. Lydia Davis won the prize in 2013, Philip Roth in 2011, Alice Munro in 2009, Chinua Achebe in 2007 and Ismail Kadaré won the inaugural prize in 2005. In addition, there is a separate award for translation and, if applicable, the winner may choose a translator of his or her work into English to receive a prize of £15,000. The 2015 winner will be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 19th.