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Canada's "ice queen" set to conquer world

A story on the Independent site claims to have inside knowledge on which authors are being considered for the new International Man Booker Prize, which will be awarded next year for an author’s “literary achievement” (not, as in the case of the regular Man Booker Prize, for a single book written by an author from the Commonwealth). Though the three judges for the new prize will not be announced until next week — with the shortlist announcement scheduled for early next year — the article claims that the five serious contenders for the £60,000 are V.S. Naipaul, John Updike, Gabriel García Márquez, Philip Roth, and Margaret Atwood, who is described as “Canada’s ice queen.”

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