JAIPUR: Pakistani novelist Intizar Husain is among the 10 finalists nominated for the 5th Man Booker International Prize 2013. The list was unveiled on Thursday by the chair of judges, Sir Christopher Ricks, at the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival.
The other finalists are UR Ananthamurthy (India), Aharon Appelfeld (Israel), Lydia Davis (USA), Yan Lianke (China), Marie NDiaye (France), Josip Novakovich (Canada), Marilynne Robinson (USA), Vladimir Sorokin (Russia) and Peter Stamm (Switzerland). Around 150 authors were considered for the prize, which will be awarded on May 22 in London.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2013.