Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Night Work and Gramophone Miss Out On Prize

The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is out there - a completely German book free zone.

The nominees (copied out of the Guardian):

Voiceover by Céline Curiol, translated by Sam Richard from the French
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian, translated by Flora Drew from the Chinese
The Siege by Ismail Kadare, translated by David Bellos from the Albanian
The Armies by Evelio Rosero, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish
Friendly Fire by A B Yehoshua, translated by Stuart Schoffman from the Hebrew

I'm rooting for Kadare, as I very much enjoyed The Three-Arched Bridge.

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