Congratulations to the 2016 Man Booker International Prize shortlist:
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola), Daniel Hahn (UK)
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante (Italy), Ann Goldstein (USA)
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith (UK)
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey), Ekin Oklap (Turkey)
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler (Austria), Charlotte Collins (UK)
The Four Books by Yan Lianke (China), Carlos Rojas (USA)
Settings range from war-torn Angola to Naples terrorised by the Camorra, from the mountains of Austria to the growing sprawl of Istanbul and from metamorphosis in South Korea to allegorical transformation during the Great Famine in China.
Each author and translator of the shortlisted books will receive £1,000, while the £50,000 prize will be divided equally for the winning entry, announced at a private dinner in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on 16th May.
Further information is available on the website: www.themanbookerprize.com