Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
A set of six novels the Booker’s Gaby Wood calls ‘political, orchestral, fearless, felt’ is announced in London, the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist comprises the work of a particularly international collection of authors, including two former laureates.
This year’s winner, ‘Celestial Bodies,’ had a 30-fold increase in sales in the week following the Booker International ceremony.
The Man Booker International has its first Arabic-language winner. Oman’s Jokha Alharthi and Boston-born translator Marilyn Booth split the £50,000 award.
Independent publishers Fitzcarraldo Editions, Sandstone Press, Serpent’s Tail, and And Other Stories are represented in this year’s Man Booker International Prize shortlist for work in translation.
From nine languages on three continents, the Man Booker International Prize will again split the winners’ award between author and translator.
The widely accepted ‘3-percent rule’ of translated literature in English-language markets may be changing, as Nielsen Book reports trend more translated books published in the UK.
A California-based charitable fund, Crankstart–the foundation created by a British venture capitalist and an American journalist–has been named the Booker Prize’s new sponsor.
The Man Group is ending its sponsorship of the UK’s most prestigious literary prize, the Man Booker Prize, and complaints and criticism are now following.