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