Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 Man Booker International Prize Announced

The Man Booker International Prize , which supports the annual Man Booker Prize for fiction, is awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work that has either been published originally in English or is widely translated in the English language. Literary excellence is it's primary focus, and this year's winner is literary giant, Philip Roth. Chosen from a list of 13 prominent contenders, Roth is one of the world's most prolific writers and has been both celebrated and controversial throughout his career. He is best known for his 1969 novel, Portnay's Complaint and the Pulitzer-Prize winning American Pastoral (1997).

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has many of Roth's novels and short stories, which you can find by searching the catalog.

For more information about this international literary award, including previous winners and the short list of current contenders, click here.

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