Daniel Kehlmann Shortlisted for 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Bestselling German novelist, Daniel Kehlmann has been shortlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his comic novel F, translated by Carol Brown Janeway and published by Quercus. F was reviewed as “a bona fide, inimitable masterpiece” by John Burnside in the Times Literary Supplement, and will be published in paperback in June 2015.

Daniel is one of six authors shortlisted for the prize, alongside Haruki Murakami  and Tomás González. This year’s shortlist was chosen from 111 titles in 28 languages, with 2015 marking the 25th anniversary of the prize, which is supported by the charity Booktrust. The £10,000 prize, which seeks to honour authors not writing in English, is shared equally between author and translator and will be presented at the Royal Institute of British Architects on 27 May.

Daniel Kehlmann will appear at Hay Festival on Monday 25th May and the paperback of F will be released on June 4th 2015.

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2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

F Daniel Kehlmann  Translated by Carol Brown Janeway Quercus

By Night the Mountain Burns  Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel  Translated by Jethro Soutar And Other Stories

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami  Translated by Philip Gabriel  Harvill Secker

The End of Days  Jenny Erpenbeck  Translated by Susan Bernofsky Portobello Books

In the Beginning Was the Sea Tomás González  Translated by Frank Wynne  Pushkin Press

While the Gods Were Sleeping  Erwin Mortier  Translated by Paul Vincent  Pushkin Press

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