Man Booker International Prize 2017: Shortlist Announced

posted in News on 21 April, 2017

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2017 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will also be divided equally between its author and translator.

The full 2017 shortlist is as follows:

Author (nationality), Translator, Title 

  • Mathias Enard (France), Charlotte Mandell (US), Compass
  • David Grossman (Israel), Jessica Cohen (US), A Horse Walks Into a Bar
  • Roy Jacobsen (Norway), Don Bartlett (UK), Don Shaw (UK), The Unseen
  • Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Misha Hoekstra (US), Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
  • Amos Oz (Israel), Nicholas de Lange (UK), Judas (Chatto & Windus)
  • Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Megan McDowell (US), Fever Dream

The winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on 14 June at a formal dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, with the £50,000 prize being divided equally between the author and the translator of the winning entry.

For more information, visit the Man Booker website.