Monday, June 18, 2007

Man Booker International Prize goes to Nigerian author Chinua Achebe

From a Guardian article by John Ezard:
"Man Booker International judges honour Chinua Achebe" —

The choice of a 76-year-old [Chinua Achebe] also establishes the MBI as a lifetime achievement award. The shortlisted author thought to have come nearest to beating Achebe is the great Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, who is 78. Among mostly younger writers on a towering shortlist were Britain's Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie, Ireland's John Banville, the Americans Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, the Canadians Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Michael Ondaatje, and the dissident Israeli Amos Oz.


iyan and egusi soup said...

welcome back jenn. i hope you had a good vacation.

jenn said...

Thanks. It's good to know that I was missed! :o)

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