Submitted by Natalie on Mon, 2013-05-13 11:57
The waiting is almost over. Three months on from the announcement of the list of finalists, we’re getting ready to welcome them to London to celebrate the winner. On the evening of Wednesday 22 May Christopher Ricks, chair of the judges, will announce the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013 at a ceremony at the V&A. The award of the £60,000 prize (and £15,000 to the winner's translator of choice) will be accompanied by an appreciation of the winning writer's work by Professor Sir Ricks.
Readers and admirers will have a chance to experience most of the finalists in person at the first event of the London Literature Festival – at 7.30pm on Monday 20 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. The evening will feature readings from all 10 of the contenders' work: U.R. Ananthamurthy, Lydia Davis, Intizar Husain, Yan Lianke, Marie NDiaye, Josip Novakovich and Peter Stamm will read their own work in person.
Those attending the Telegraph Hay Festival will have an opportunity of their own on 24 May, two days after the announcement. Two events featuring some of the Man Booker International Prize finalists are scheduled, followed by an interview with the winner by the prize Administrator Fiammetta Rocco on Saturday 25 May.