2013 International Man Booker Prize Nominees Announced

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2013 International Man Booker Prize Nominees Announced

The nominees have been announced for this year’s International Man Booker Prize, the biennial global literary prize awarded for a body of work in English or available in English translation.

American novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson, whose novel Gilead won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, is widely considered the frontrunner of the 10 nominees. She was previously nominated for the International Booker Prize in 2011, but it went to her fellow American novelist Philip Roth.

Robinson is one of only three nominees this year whose work is in English, with the majority of her competitors having produced translated work in languages such as French, German and Hebrew.

The winner of the International Booker Prize, which is worth £60,000, will be announced on May 22 in London. You can find a full list of nominees at the official Booker Prize website.