15 authors have made it on to the Judges’ List of Contenders for the second Man Booker International Prize
. The writers come from 10 countries and four are writers in translation.
The Judges’ List was announced by the chair of judges, Professor Elaine Showalter, at a press conference held at Massey College, Toronto today (Thursday 12 April).
The 15 authors on the list are:Chinua Achebe
The judging panel for the 2007 Man Booker International Prize is: Professor Elaine Showalter, academic and author; Nadine Gordimer, writer and novelist; and writer and academic, Colm Tóibin.
In announcing their list, the judges commented:
"With this list, we offer a gift to readers all over the world, an opportunity to join a conversation on 15 writers, diverse in nationality, language, themes and techniques, but united in their dedication to the power of the word."