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Pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante makes Man Booker International Prize shortlist, win could spell reveal

The Story of the Lost Child with faceless figures as her covers go, much like Ferrante herself.

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.