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Man Booker International Prize Contenders

The Second Man Booker International Prize, given to an author for his or her body of work, has announced its slate of nominees today from Massey College in Toronto, and it’s a pretty stellar list:

Chinua Achebe
Margaret Atwood
John Banville
Peter Carey
Don DeLillo
Carlos Fuentes
Doris Lessing
Ian McEwan
Harry Mulisch
Alice Munro
Michael Ondaatje
Amos Oz
Philip Roth
Salman Rushdie
Michel Tournier

Try picking a winner from that list, but the judges will endeavor to do so this summer in Oxford. “Massey College has a heritage of fostering creative talent and is therefore an appropriate setting in which to announce what is a rich and interesting list and one which we hope will encourage lively debate. Man Group believes that the value of this unique prize, which recognises writers of all the nations of the world, is in its contribution to encouraging more reading of and debate about contemporary fiction,” said Man Group president Harvey McGrath

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