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