Friday, March 09, 2007

2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

THE FOLLOWING SIX BOOKS from around the world have been shortlisted from a longlist of twenty books (culled from a total of 80 titles nominated for the prize) for the 2007 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize:

1. The Book of Chameleons / José Eduardo Agualusa (trans. from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn) (Arcadia)
2. The Story of Blanche and Marie / Per Olov Enquist (trans. from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally) (Harvill Secker)
3. Four Walls / Vangelis Hatziyannidis (trans. from the Greek by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife) (Marion Boyars)
4. Your Face Tomorrow 2: Dance and Dream / Javier Marías (trans. from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa) (Chatto & Windus)
5. Vienna / Eva Menasse (trans. from the German by Anthea Bell) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
6. Shyness and Dignity / Dag Solstad (trans. from the Norwegian by Sverre Lyngstad) (Harvill Secker)

The winner will be announced on May 1, 2007


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