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Albertine Prize finalists

Last year the Albertine Prize -- recognizing: "American readers' favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction while encouraging the discovery of new literary voices" -- had a ten-title longlist which readers could vote on; this year they went straight to a five-title shortlist, which they announced last night. Two of the contenders are under review at the complete review -- Compass, by Mathias Énard and Not One Day, by Anne Garréta -- and I've looked at two of the others -- Angot's Incest and Louis' The End of Eddy -- but, yeah, too soul-bearingly autobiographical.
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