Finalists for the Man Booker International Prize were announced recently and two Syracuse University Press authors are under consideration. Ibrahim al-Koni, author of A Sleepless Eye (2014) and Hoda Barakat, author of Disciples of Passion (2005) are among the 10 finalists.
The announcement can be located here:
The Man Booker International Prize recognizes one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The prize, worth £60,000, 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 winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers. The International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In seeking out literary excellence, the judges consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.
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