Two Israelis make it to Booker list


The selected novels spans the epic and the everyday, says judging chair.

Two Israeli authors are among six writers shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, organisers announced on Thursday. Three European writers and one from Argentina are also vying for the prize, awarded to a work of fiction translated into English and published in Britain.

One of the novelists, Amos Oz, makes the shortlist for the second time.

Fellow Israeli writer David Grossman is another of the finalists, while Argentina’s Samanta Schweblin is the only other non-European picked by the five judges.

France’s Mathias Enard, Denmark’s Dorthe Nors and Norwegian Roy Jacobsen complete the shortlist.

The finalists are competing for a £50,000 prize, which is divided equally between the author and their translator. Read more

Source: The Hindu

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