China’s Can Xue among writers from four continents up for International Booker Prize

Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, both long-favoured contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fiction.Can Xue’s I Live in the Slums and Ngugi’s The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi are among 13 books on the long list for the £50,000 (US$69,000) prize.The list announced Tuesday features works from four continents, including The War of the Poor by France’s Eric Vuillard, In Memory of Memory by…

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