Wednesday, April 01, 2009

2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

COLOMBIA has two authors on the 2009 Independent Foreign Ficton Prize shortlist: Evelio Rosero and Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Both of these books were translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean. There is also a début novel from a French author, Céline Curiol. Ma Jian, Ismail Kadare and A.B. Yehoshua are on the shortlist.

Here’s the complete shortlist:

1. Voiceover / Céline Curiol (trans. from the French by Sam Richard)
2. Beijing Coma / Ma Jian (trans. from the Chinese by Flora Drew)
3. The Siege / Ismail Kadare (trans. from the Albanian by David Bellos)
4. The Armies / Evelio Rosero (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean)
5. The Informers / Juan Gabriel Vasquez (trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean)
6. Friendly Fire / A.B. Yehoshua (trans. from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman)


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