The shortlisted books are :
The Speed of Light by Javier Cercas (Spanish, in translation)You can read about all these novels on the award website.
The Sweet and Simple Kind by Yasmine Gooneratne (Sri Lankan)
De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage (Lebanese)
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones (Australian)
Let it be Morning by Sayed Kashua (Israeli)
The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (Algerian) in translation
The Woman who Waited by Andrei Makine (Russian) in translation
Winterwood by Patrick McCabe (Irish)
It's interesting who didn't make the shortlist, drawn up by libraries around the world : as Dammann points out, it didn't include any of the literary "heavyweights" (including Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, John Updike, Peter Carey and Cormac McCarthy who had been nominated.)
But it is good to see good books that readers might otherwise have missed (especially as they don't come from the centre of the publishing world) brought to the fore.