International Booker prize

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Why translators should be named on book covers
Publishers avoid highlighting the people who choose every word of the books they bring to English readers. This lack of transparency is misguided and unfair

Jennifer Croft

10, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop review – war and mental collapse
The International Booker prize winner is a brilliant, shifting tale of a Senegalese soldier’s descent into madness

John Self

20, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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International Booker winner David Diop: ‘It’s war that’s savage, not the soldiers’
The author of At Night All Blood Is Black discusses the unheard African voices of the first world war and the inspiration for his violent antihero

Angelique Chrisafis

18, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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David Diop wins International Booker for ‘frightening’ At Night All Blood Is Black
Diop is the first French writer to win the prize for translated fiction – split with his translator Anna Moschovakis – for novel about a Senegalese soldier fighting for France in the first world war

Sian Cain

02, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Employees: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century by Olga Ravn review – ‘Am I human?’
Shortlisted for the International Booker prize, this science-fiction satire on corporate language is a miracle of concision

Justine Jordan

12, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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International Booker prize shortlist led by books ‘pushing the boundaries’ of fiction
Writers including Maria Stepanova and Éric Vuillard are up for the £50,000 prize, with the judges swaying for essays and autofiction over ‘good, straightforward, old-fashioned novels’

Alison Flood

22, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o nominated as author and translator in first for International Booker
Kenyan novelist’s The Perfect Nine is first work written in an indigenous African language to be longlisted

Sian Cain

30, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: 'For a long time I believed that Hogwarts actually existed'
The winner of the 2020 International Booker on struggling through Proust and being terrified of Roald Dahl’s Witches

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

04, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Marieke Lucas Rijneveld wins International Booker for The Discomfort of Evening
Dutch author, 29, becomes youngest winner of £50,000 prize, for ‘virtuosic’ debut with translator Michele Hutchison

Alison Flood

26, Aug, 2020 @3:59 PM

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International Booker prize postponed due to coronavirus
Publishers of novels shortlisted for the £50,000 prize appeal to organisers as book sales take a battering under lockdown

Sian Cain

20, Apr, 2020 @11:49 AM

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International Booker prize shortlist led by 28-year-old’s debut
The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld joins five other ‘expansively imagined’ novels contending for £50,000 award

Alison Flood

02, Apr, 2020 @11:09 AM

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Appropriation or plagiarism? Booker novel poses difficult question
International Booker prize nominee Willem Anker has made use of Cormac McCarthy’s fiction - but is this sufficiently acknowledged?

George Berridge

04, Mar, 2020 @4:54 PM

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