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The Man Booker International Prize 2021 Winner To Be Announced On 02 June

Newslink: The Man Booker International Prize 2021 Winner To Be Announced On 02 June – By ND NewsDesk

The shortlist for the International Booker Prize announcement came on April 22. There are six books in the running to win the title for 2021. The winner will be announced on 02 June 2021 virtually, from Coventry – UK City of Culture. The winning amount of 50,000 euros will go equally between the author and the translator.

This year the judges considered 125 books. The shortlisted books spans four languages: Danish, French, Spanish and Russian, and the settings spread across Europe, South America and even into outer space. Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld for their novel The Discomfort of Evening secured last years prize.

The shortlisted six  books have been chosen for their subversion of genre and the power of independent thought or constructive imagination. The list is dominated by independent publishers.  In the shortlist, two-thirds are new voices in the English-speaking world.

It is the first time in the history of the award, the shortlist includes works that combines both fiction and non-fiction elements.  Despite the usual selection method of focusing on novels, we could find a book of short stories included and that seems to be a relatively rare phenomenon.

The judging panel included cultural historian and novelist, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (chair);and journalist and writer – Aida Edemariam; Man Booker shortlisted novelist, Neel Mukherjee; along with Professor of the History of Slavery – Olivette Otele; and finally – poet, translator and biographer, George Szirtes, according to booker authorities.

The 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist
Book NameAuthorTranslation
At Night All Blood is Black David Dioptranslated from French by Anna Moschovakis, Pushkin Press
The Dangers of Smoking in Bed Mariana Enríqueztranslated from Spanish by  Megan McDowell, Granta Books
When We Cease to Understand the WorldBenjamín Labatuttranslated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West, Pushkin Press
The Employees Olga Ravntranslated from Danish by Martin Aitken, Lolli Editions
In Memory of MemoryMaria Stepanovatranslated from Russian by Sasha Dugdale, Fitzcarraldo Editions
The War of the PoorÉric Vuillardtranslated from French by Mark Polizzotti, Pan Macmillan, Picador

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Booker International Prize 2021 Winner To Be Announced On 02 June

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