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Ann-Marie MacDonald shortlisted for 2016 Neustadt Prize

Ann-Marie MacDonald (photo: Guntar Kravis)

Ann-Marie MacDonald (photo: Guntar Kravis)

Montreal author Ann-Marie MacDonald has been named a finalist for “America’s Nobel Prize,” the biennial Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

MacDonald is the sole Canadian among nine authors shortlisted for their ongoing literary achievements. The finalists are:

  • Caryl Churchill (England)
  • Carolyn Forché (U.S.)
  • Aminatta Forna (Scotland/Sierra Leone)
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald (Canada)
  • Guadalupe Nettel (Mexico)
  • Don Paterson (Scotland)
  • Dubravka Ugresic (Croatia/The Netherlands)
  • Can Xue (China)
  • Ghassan Zaqtan (Palestine)

The winner will receive $50,000 U.S. at a ceremony during the Neustadt Festival at the University of Oklahoma in October.