Dutch writer Harry Mulisch is one of 15 authors short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize which was inaugurated in 2005 and is awarded once every two years to honour ‘a writer’s continued creativity, development and overall contribution to world fiction.’
Other contenders for the main £60,000 prize include Doris Lessing, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie.
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