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Winner of The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today. Four Africans are up for the award.

I like and applaud the open prize-awarding processes of international prizes such as the Neustadt, the Impac, and the Man Booker International. (I shan’t mention the ultra-secretive process of that award given by the folks up, up, up, there in northern hemisphere). 601 more words

Literary Prizes

Man Booker International Prize 2015 finalists

And the winner is:  László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)

From The Guardian, introductory remarks from the ten finalist authors.  Congratulations to all.

Man Booker International Prize

  1. Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
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It's Man Booker Time!

Every two years, the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize recognizes one writer for his or her outstanding achievements in fiction. The Man Booker International Prize differs significantly from the annual Man Booker Prize—its judges, in seeking out literary excellence, consider a writer’s entire body of work rather than just a single novel. 1,615 more words

Alain Mabanckou

Blackout 126---"Angelopoulos" by Fanny Howe

Originally appeared in Second Childhood (Graywolf Press 2014)

Poetry

Blackout 125---"Second Childhood" by Fanny Howe

Originally appeared in Second Childhood (Graywolf Press 2014)

Poetry

Blackout 124---"For Miles" by Fanny Howe

Originally appeared in Second Childhood (Graywolf Press 2014)

Poetry

Blackout 123---"The Monk and Her Seaside Dreams" by Fanny Howe

Originally appeared in Second Childhood (Graywolf Press 2014)

Poetry