Man Booker Prize 2011 - SHORTLISTED AUTHORS

Known as ‘the Olympics of literature’, the Man Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious awards. It will be announced on 18 May at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. The shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize has been announced. Among the competitors this year are Anne Tyler, John le Carré, Philip Roth and Philip Pullman. Deciding the deserving winner of this £60,000 prize is challenging task for the judging panel.

Rick Gekoski, chair of the judging panel remarked, "You read all of them in depth, then you talk a lot, then you think, and read some more. Then you decide which one you wish to honour, and why. It is a question of slow comparison and contrast, and a winner eventually emerges."

The following are the thirteen shortlisted authors this year:  
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Juan Goytisolo from Spain
John le Carré from UK
Philip Pullman from UK
David Malouf from Australia
Anne Tyler from USA
Wang Anyi from China

Amin Maalouf from Lebanon
Marilynne Robinson from USA
Dacia Maraini from Italy
Su Tong from China
James Kelman from UK
Rohinton Mistry from India
Philip Roth from USA

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