Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International Prize, 2013

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  • Lydia Davis, a contemporary American writer noted for her short stories, has won the £60,000 ($93,230 Cdn) Man Booker International Prize for the year 2013.
  • Davis was announced as the winner of the fifth edition of the award at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 22 May 2013.
  • She was chosen from a list of 10 eminent contenders.
  • Indian author U.R. Ananthamurthy (Kannada) was also one of the nominees for this prestigious literary prize.
  • Davis, 65, has written nine collections of short stories and one novel, The End of the Story.
  • It is to be noted that the Man Booker International Prize is presented once every two years to a living author for a body of work published either originally in English or available in translation in the English language.
  • An offshoot of the more famous annual Man Booker Prize, this prize recognises a writer for his or her continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.
  • While the Man Booker Prize is only open to writers from the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe, the International Prize is open to all nationalities.
  • The Man Booker International Prize has previously been awarded to Ismail Kadare (2005), Chinua Achebe(2007), Alice Munro(2009) and Philip Roth(2011).

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