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The Man Booker International Prize e-Council

The Man Booker International Prize e-Council

As the judges for the biennial Man Booker International Prize 2015 make a start on the judging process, the members of the new advisory e-Council have been asked to make their first contribution, making suggestions of writers who might be considered for their initial reading list.

So far, over 80 former judges and winners of the Man Booker and Man Booker International Prizes have agreed to become part of the e-Council. They range from former prize winners, Sir V S Naipaul (1971 winner) to Dame Antonia Byatt (judge in 1974 and winner in 1990) to Hilary Mantel (who won the Man Booker in 2009 and 2012), to Sir Christopher Ricks, Chair of the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

The list will continue to evolve as more people judge and win the prizes. The list as it stands can be found here.

The Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000, is awarded for an achievement in fiction on the world stage.  It is presented every two years to a living author for a body of work published either originally in English or generally available in translation in the English language.

For 2015, the judging panel is chaired by Marina Warner CBE, who is joined by novelist Nadeem Aslam; novelist, critic and Professor of English at Oxford University Elleke Boehmer; Editorial Director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank and Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang.