The Man Booker International Prize 2007 has started to move, with the judges' list of contenders being announced at Massey College (a unit of the University of Toronto that was founded in 1960 and named after the first Canadian-born governor general of Canada, Vincent Massey).
Well, it's the 'international' prize, after all. And to celebrate, they've produced a slick new Web site. The intro is a bit lame, and you can skip through to the real meat of the matter, which is the 12 April press release. It includes the list of contenders:
Nadine Gordimer and Colm Toibin, along with academic professor Elaine Showalter, make up the judging panel. They've made some interesting choices. The winner will be announced in "early June" and the award made in Oxford on 28 June.