2021 International Booker Prize

The 2021 International Booker Prize

Prior to 2016, the Booker Prize was open only to UK authors, but the addition of the Booker International Prize now helps highlight the works of superb authors and translators from around the world.  The Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.  The £50,000 prize, awarded in May, is divided equally between the winning author and the English translator.


 

2021 Winner:

Book cover: At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop.  Cover art features small triangles pointing inwards, towards a single, disconnected hand in the center of the cover.

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, translated by Anna Moschovakis

 

Shortlist:

Book cover: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez.  Book cover: When We Cease to Understand the World by Banjamine Labatut. Book cover: The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century by Olga Ravn Book cover: In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova Book cover: The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard

 

Longlist:

Book cover: I Live in the Slums by Can Xue Book cover: The Pear Field by Nana Ekvitmishvili Book cover: The Perfect Nine by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Book cover: Summer Brother by Jaap Robben Book cover: An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky Book cover: Minor Detail by Adania Shibli Book cover: Wretchedness by Andrzeij Tichy 

 

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