Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists
Bardo or Not Bardo, one of the funniest installments in Antoine Volodine's acclaimed post-apocalyptic series, consists of seven vignettes set in a universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In Eve Out of Her Ruins, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country’s endless cycle of fear and violence. And The Heart, by Maylis de Kerangal, takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a dying woman.
The Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award, recognizes American readers favorite work of contemporary French fiction. At the close of round one, these three finalists received the most votes placing them in the round two vote that will determine the winner.
The winning author will be awarded at a ceremony by the Albertine Prize co-chairs, Lydia Davis and François Busnel.
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