International literary prizes

They announced the six-title shortlist for the Man Booker Prize (awarded for a novel written in English and published in the UK) today, as literary-prize-season has really gotten going (culminating with the Nobel announcement in early October).

Here are some other international fiction prizes that have recently announced long/shortlists:

Of course, in the case of the foreign-language prizes the books are all in … foreign languages, so not very readily accessible to English-speaking readers. But these are important prizes, and quite a few books on these various long- and short-lists will be translated eventually, and the prizes give you an early peek at what is currently valued abroad.

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