The award, an offshoot of Britain’s better-known Man Booker Prize, is awarded for a lifetime’s work. It is open to authors of all nationalities whose work is available in English.
Hussain has several novels translated from Urdu into English including Naya Ghar and Basti. Finalists announced on Thursday at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India include Lydia Davis of the United States, France’s Marie NDiaye and Indian writer U.R. Ananthamurthy. Josip Novakovich of Canada, Russia’s Vladimir Sorokin and Swiss writer Peter Stamm complete the list.
This year’s winner will be announced in London on May 22.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
Few days ago, another pakistani writer was short-listed for man asian award. Good luck to both the writers