Rohinton Mistry is the lone Canadian in the running for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize, awarded every two years for an author’s body of work.
The prize, worth more than $93,000, was won by Alice Munro when it was last presented in 2009. Launched in 2005 for books in English or available in English translation, the award has also been given to Albanian writer Ismael Kadaré and Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
Mistry, 58, an Indian-born writer living in Brampton, has three times been a finalist for the better-known Man Booker Prize, awarded annually for a single novel. He made that shortlist in 1996 for A Fine Balance, which had won the Scotiabank Giller Prize the previous year. He also made the Booker shortlist in 2002 for Family Matters.
Courtesy : Behram Pastakia