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May 18, 2011

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3 out of 4 winners of the Man Booker International Prize write in English and two are North American.
The difficult thing about awarding an International Prize is that judges have to read novels in translation, as well as the ones originally written in English. Obviously, some of the writers of the non-Anglophone world sound different in translation and their work is not fully appreciable in that way. Not to mention that all three judges are English native speakers and so the importance of Philip Roth for them is even enhanced.
I don't think this prize is reliable and the Nobel Prize neither.

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