Friday, February 29, 2008

2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

SIX BOOKS have been shortlisted from a treasure trove of literary fiction from all over the world for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on May 8, 2008.

The Shortlist
1. Castorp / Pawel Huelle (trans. from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd Jones) (Serpent’s Tail)
2. Measuring the World / Daniel Kehlmann (trans. from the German by Carol Brown Janeway) (Quercus)
3. Gregorius / Bengt Ohlsson (trans. from the Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella) (Portobello Books)
4. The Model / Lars Saabye Christensen (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Barlett) (Arcadia Books)
5. The Way of the Women / Marlene van Niekerk (trans. from the Afrikaans by Michiel do Heyns) (Little, Brown)
6. Omega Minor / Paul Verhaeghen (trans. from the Dutch by Paul Verhaeghen) (Dalkey Archive Press)


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