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The shortlist for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2008 has been announced. "Six contenders from over 90 entries have been shortlisted for the prize, worth £10,000." They are:


  • Castorp by Pawel Huelle, translated by Antonia Lloyd Jones from the Polish, published by Serpent’s Tail
  • Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Carol Brown Janeway from the German, published by Quercus
  • Gregorius by Bengt Ohlsson, translated by Silvester Mazzarella from the Swedish, published by Portobello Books
  • The Model by Lars Saabye Christensen, translated by Don Barlett from the Norwegian, published by Arcadia Books
  • The Way of the Women by Marlene van Niekerk, translated by Michiel Heyns from the Afrikaans, published by Little, Brown
  • Omega Minor by Paul Verhaeghen, translated by Paul Verhaeghen from the Dutch, published by Dalkey Archive Press

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