Pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante makes Man Booker International Prize shortlist, win could spell reveal
A week of copious award announcements continued as the Man Booker International Prize shortlist was announced April 14.
The finalists are:
- A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated by Daniel Hahn (Harvill Secker)
- The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein (Europa Editions)
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith (Portobello Books)
- The Four Books by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas (Grove Press)
- A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Knopf Canada)
- A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, translated by Charlotte Collins (Anansi International)
The winner of the £50,000 prize will be announced May 16, with each author and translator on the shortlist receiving £1,000.