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Friday, January 19, 2007

Globe-spanning Fiction

The longlist for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has been announced and Boyd Tonkin, one of the judges, says it's never looked richer or broader: "Our pick from a year's harvest of newly-translated works of fiction stretches in language from Turkish to Gikuyu to Norwegian; in setting, from the mountain villages of Tibet to a mysterious Greek island to the crumbling mansions of Havana; and in authorship, from a young French sensation to a Dutch-exiled Iranian refugee to a Portuguese Nobel literature laureate."


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