Six books have been announced as the finalists for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, a celebration of fiction translated into English. Starting with a long list of 155 books, the shortlist reflects the diversity and scope of literary fiction over the past year.
The authors competing for the annual prize write in six different languages and their prize is shared with their translators. The winner will be announced on 16 May.
The shortlist for 2016 is:
Jose Eduardo Agualusa A General Theory of Oblivion
Elena Ferrante The Story of the Lost Child
Yan Lianke The Four Books
Han Kang The Vegetarian
Orhan Pamuk A Strangeness in my Mind
Robert Seethaler A Whole Life