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Man Booker International Prize

Run in tandem with with the Man Booker Prize (for English-language novels), the Man Booker International Prize was created in its current form by the merging of the original Man Booker International Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

The original Man Booker International was awarded every two years to a writer of fiction for their body of work as a whole.

The prize fund of £50,000 is split equally between author and translator. Unlike the English-language Man Booker Prize, short story collections are eligible, as well as full-length works of fiction.

The 2017 winner was David Grossman's A Horse Walks into a Bar, translated by Jessica Cohen.

The 2018 judging panel was announced on 18th July 2017. The 2018 prize is judged by author and cultural commentator Lisa Appignanesi OBE. Joining her on the judging panel are novelist and essayist Hari Kunzru, critic Tim Martin and short story writer and novelist Helen Oyeyemi.

Commenting on her appointment as the panel's chair Lisa Appignanesi said: “The Man Booker International is one of my great favourites amongst our panoply of prizes.  I’m thrilled by the adventure of setting out to read the best of our fiction in translation - fiction that navigates foreign seas, charts different ways of life and other ways of seeing. Fiction, too, in which a conversation between writer and translator can be divined. I’m honoured to be chairing a panel of formidable writers, critics and translators and I’m anticipating our literary discussions with delight.”

The shortlist was  announced  on 12th April and the winner will be announced on 22nd May.

 

 

 

2018 Shortlist

Vernon Subutex One: English edition
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Virginie Despentes; Frank Wynne
 
The cult French social satire that has taken Europe by storm, and cast a penetrating light on the dark underbelly of modern urban life.
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The White Book
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Han Kang; Deborah Smith
 
Shortlisted for the Man Booker International 2018 From the author of The Vegetarian, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016 From the author of The...
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The World Goes On
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Laszlo Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet;...
 
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the...
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Like a Fading Shadow
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Antonio Munoz Molina; Camilo A. Ramirez
 
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 On April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered by a man named James Earl Ray. Before Ray's capture and...
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Frankenstein in Baghdad
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Ahmed Saadawi; Jonathan Wright
A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq
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Flights
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Olga Tokarczuk; Jennifer Croft
 
FLIGHTS, which was awarded Poland's biggest literary prize in 2008, is a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy. Olga Tokarczuk perfectly intertwines travel narratives and reflections...
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2018 Longlist

The 7th Function of Language
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Laurent Binet; Sam Taylor
 
'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - ObserverRoland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. A document...
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The Impostor
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Javier Cercas; Frank Wynne
 
A true story packed with fiction, from the admired Spanish writer, Javier Cercas
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Vernon Subutex One: English edition
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Virginie Despentes; Frank Wynne
 
The cult French social satire that has taken Europe by storm, and cast a penetrating light on the dark underbelly of modern urban life.
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Go, Went, Gone
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Jenny Erpenbeck
One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issue Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books...
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The White Book
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Han Kang
 
From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The VegetarianBoth the most autobiographical and the most experimental book to date from South Korean master...
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Die, My Love
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Ariana Harwicz; Sarah Moses; Carolina...
 
In a forgotten patch of French countryside, a woman is battling her demons embracing exclusion yet wanting to belong, craving freedom whilst feeling trapped, yearning for family life but at...
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The World Goes On
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Laszlo Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet;...
 
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the...
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Like a Fading Shadow
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Antonio Munoz Molina; Camilo A. Ramirez
 
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 On April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered by a man named James Earl Ray. Before Ray's capture and...
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The Flying Mountain
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Christoph Ransmayr; Simon Pare
 
The Flying Mountain is thrilling, surprising, and lyrical by turns; readers looking for something truly new will be rewarded for joining Ransmayr on this journey.
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Frankenstein in Baghdad
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Ahmed Saadawi; Jonathan Wright
A prize-winning horror novel from war-torn Iraq
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Flights
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Olga Tokarczuk; Jennifer Croft
 
FLIGHTS, which was awarded Poland's biggest literary prize in 2008, is a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy. Olga Tokarczuk perfectly intertwines travel narratives and reflections...
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The Stolen Bicycle
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Ming-Yi Wu; Darryl Sterk
 
Cheng, a novelist, once wrote a book about his father's disappearance twenty years ago. One day he receives a reader's email asking whether his father's bicycle disappeared as well.
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The Dinner Guest
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Gabriela Ybarra; Natasha Wimmer
 
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEThe Dinner Guest is Gabriela Ybarra's prizewinning literary debut: a singular autobiographical novel piecing together the kidnap and murder of her grandfather by...
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Winner of the new annual Man Booker International Prize

2017 A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman

2016 The Vegetarian by Han Kang

 

Winners of the original Man Booker International Prize

2015 László Krasznahorkai

2013 Lydia Davis

2011 Philip Roth

2009 Alice Munro

2007 Chinua Achebe

2005 Ismail Kadare

 

Winners of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

2014 The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim, trans. Jonathan Wright (Arabic)

  • Special mention for The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, trans. by Jamie Bulloch (German)

2013 The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, trans. David Colmer (Dutch)

2012 Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld, trans. Jeffrey Green (Hebrew)

2011 Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo, trans. Edith Grossman (Spanish)

2010 Brodeck's Report by Philippe Claudel; trans. John Cullen (French)

2009 The Armies by Evelio Rosero; trans. Anne McLean (Spanish)

2008 Omega Minor by Paul Verhaegen; trans. by the author (Dutch)

2007 The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa: trans. Daniel Hahn (Portuguese)

2006 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson; trans. Anne Born (Norwegian)

2005 Windows on the World by Frédéric Beigbeder; trans. Frank Wynne (French)

2004 Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas; trans. Anne McLean (Spanish)

2003 The Visit of the Royal Physician by Per Olov Enquist; trans. Tiina Nunnally (Swedish)

2002 Austerlitz by W G Sebald; trans. Anthea Bell (German)

1996-2001 No award

1995 The Film Explainer by Gert Hoffman; trans. Michael Hofman (German)

1994 The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh; trans. Phanh Thanh Hao (Vietnamese)

1993 The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago; trans. Giovanni Pontiero (Portuguese)

1992 The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys; trans. Patricia Clancy (French)

1991 Immortality by Milan Kundera; trans. Peter Kussi (Czech)

1990 The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk; trans. Victoria Holbrook (Turkish)

 

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