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The Man Booker International Prize 2013

The Man Booker International Prize 2013

Winning Author

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis was born in Massachusetts in 1947. At the time of winning she was working as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, the capital of New York state.

She is best known for two contrasting accomplishments: translating from the French, to great acclaim, Marcel Proust’s complex Du Côté de Chez Swann (Swann’s Way) and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, and writing short stories, a number of them among the shortest stories ever written. Much of her fiction may be seen under the aspect of philosophy or poetry or short story, and even the longer creations may be as succinct as two or three pages.

The 2013 Finalists

U R Ananthamurthy

Aharon Appelfeld

Intizar Husain

Yan Lianke

Marie NDiaye

Josip Novakovich

Marilynne Robinson

Vladimir Sorokin

Peter Stamm

The 2013 Judges

Sir Christopher Ricks (Chair) 

Elif Batuman

Aminatta Forna

Yiyun Li

Tim Parks