Sunday, February 17, 2013

French author Marie NDiaye is a finalist for the 2013 International Booker Prize

Marie NDiaye par Nicolas Hidiroglou, Paris
Author Marie NDiaye, who is the first black woman to win France's Prix Goncourt, has been named a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize. She is nominated alongside such international superstars as Lydia Davis, Marilynne Robinson, and Peter Stamm, as well as past winners like Philip Roth, Alice Munro, and Chinua Achebe.

In May 2013 Two Lines Press will be publishing the latest book of NDiaye’s to appear in English. Titled All My Friends, the book delivers five potent stories that are both formally ambitious and built with taut plotlines and vibrant, if slightly dark characters.

All My Friends joins Three Strong Women, which was published in 2012 by Knopf in English to very wide acclaim

Check out some reviews of her novel "Trois femmes puissantes" in English Three Strong Women:
Three Strong Women, By Marie NDiaye trans. John Fletcher
Hopes Spring Eternal ‘Three Strong Women,’ by Marie NDiaye

Video: Interview with Marie NDiaye about her novel "Trois femmes puissantes".


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