The Independent | 5/15/2009 12:00:00 AM
Witness to war: Evelio Rosero on fiction that fights for the truth
May 15 -- Boyd Tonkin salutes the winners of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and Maya Jaggi meets Evelio Rosero
So it is with the novel that has won this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: The Armies by Colombian writer Evelio Rosero, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean and published by the MacLehose Press imprint of Quercus Books. As always, author and translator will share the award of £10,000 accompanying this prize, which is generously supported by Arts Council England and Champagne Taittinger. Judge Linda Grant pays her tribute to the winning novel below; we were joined on this year's panel by Kate Griffin, Fiona Sampson and and Mark Thwaite.
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