International Booker prize

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International Booker winner Georgi Gospodinov: ‘My dystopian novel became real’
The Bulgarian writer opens up about the political fears that informed his prize-winner Time Shelter, about ‘a Pandora’s box of weaponised nostalgia’

Claire Armitstead

26, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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International Booker prize announces first ever Bulgarian winner
Georgi Gospodinov’s Time Shelter, translated by Angela Rodel, portrays a ‘clinic for the past’ and was praised as a ‘great novel about Europe’

Sarah Shaffi

23, May, 2023 @9:00 PM

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The 2023 International Booker prize shortlist – review
A cautionary Bulgarian tale of nostalgia, an anarchic story set in South Korea and two novels exploring motherhood are among this year’s contenders

John Self

22, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Greek Lessons by Han Kang review – studies in silence and solitude
A woman who has lost the power of speech forms a connection with a language teacher who is losing his sight in the Korean author’s striking examination of selfhood

Alex Clark

04, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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International Booker prize reveals ‘very cool and very sexy’ shortlist
Two of the six books are translated from languages that have never featured before in the prize

Sarah Shaffi

18, Apr, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv by Andrey Kurkov review – bittersweet relic of a sunnier age
Longlisted for the 2023 International Booker prize, the newly translated novel by Ukraine’s leading author is, in today’s context, poignantly playful and ebullient

Luke Harding

16, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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International Booker prize announces longlist to celebrate ‘ambition and panache’
The list includes books from Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov as well as Indian novelist Perumal Murugan who declared himself ‘dead’ after protests against his work

Sarah Shaffi

14, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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What does this year’s double Booker win mean for south Asian literature?
With Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka and India’s Geetanjali Shree taking home two of publishing’s biggest prizes, what next for one of the world’s most overlooked literary regions?

Sana Goyal

01, Dec, 2022 @12:47 PM

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First novel translated from Hindi wins International Booker prize
Author Geetanjali Shree and translator Daisy Rockwell share the £50,000 prize for ‘extraordinarily funny and fun’ Tomb of Sand

Sarah Shaffi

26, May, 2022 @9:15 PM

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International Booker prize shortlist delivers ‘awe and exhilaration’
The final contenders for the £50,000 prize for translated fiction – five out of six by women – could see Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk win a second time

Lucy Knight

07, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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International Booker prize announces longlist ‘tracing ring around the world’
The 13 books in contention for the £50,000 prize include Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, the first book translated from Hindi to be nominated

Lucy Knight

10, Mar, 2022 @9:12 AM

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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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