The Prague Cemetery
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco and translated by Richard Dixon has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
The winner will be announced at a reception in London on 14th May, and the winning author and translator will share the £10,000 prize.
Soon-to-be Chatto author Yan Lianke also appears on the shortlist; Chatto will publish his novel, Lenin's Kisses, in spring 2013.
The full shortlist:
Alice by Judith Hermann, translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo (The Clerkenwell Press)
Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld, translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M Green (Alma Books)
Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke, translated from the Chinese by Cindy Carter (Corsair)
From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón, translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb (Telegram Books)
New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani, translated from the Italian by Judith Landry (Dedalus)
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon (Harvill Secker)
The judges are: Boyd Tonkin, Xiaolu Guo, Jon Cook, Nick Barley, Hephzibah Anderson. The prize is sponsored by The Independent, Arts Council England and Champagne Taittinger.