Sep 13, 2016
By Andy Johnson
Szalay, who is now based in Hungary, received the nod for his book “All That Man Is”; a story set in various European cities that follows the lives of men from their teens through old age.Thien is being recognized for “Do Not Say We Have Nothing”, a story is set in China before, during and after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
The Man Booker was founded in 1969. Until 2014 was only open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth. It’s since been expanded to include all English-language authors.
The winner of the $87,000 prize will be named in London, October 25th.