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International Booker Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize for translated fiction has been announced.

The six shortlisted titles are:

  • At Night All Blood is Black (David Diop, trans from French by Anna Mocschovakis, Pushkin)
  • The Dangers of Smoking in Bed (Mariana Enríquez, trans from Spanish by Megan McDowell, Granta)
  • When We Cease to Understand the World (Benjamín Labatut, trans from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West, Pushkin)
  • The Employees (Olga Ravn, trans from Danish by Martin Aitken, Lolli Editions)
  • In Memory of Memory (Maria Stepanova, trans from Russian by Sasha Dugdale, Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • The War of the Poor (Éric Vuillard, trans from French by Mark Polizzotti, Picador).

The £50,000 (A$90,450) prize will be shared equally between the winning writer and translator, and each shortlisted author and translator also receives £1000 ($1800).

The winner will be announced on 2 June. For more information about this year’s longlist, see the Booker Prize website.


Category: International news