Denmark & Norway Shortlisted For Man Booker Prize

Denmark’s Dorthe Nors and Norway’s Roy Jacobsen have been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, which recognises the best books from around the world that are available in English and published in the UK.

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2017 prize. Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000, and there is a prize of £50,000 for the winning book which is divided equally between its author and translator.

Mathias Enard (France), Compass
David Grossman (Israel), A Horse Walks Into a Bar
Roy Jacobsen (Norway), The Unseen
Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
Amos Oz (Israel), Judas
Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Fever Dream

Chair of the judging panel, Nick Barley, says: “Our shortlist spans the epic and the everyday. From fevered dreams to sleepless nights, from remote islands to overwhelming cities, these wonderful novels shine a light on compelling individuals struggling to make sense of their place in a complex world.”

The winner will be announced on 14th June at a formal dinner held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.