Another step in the fast-developing international visibility of the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the 50,000-franc Jan Michalski Prize.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
Along with news of the jurors for the 2019 prize, the organization has has announced that more than 10,000 copies of ‘Flights’ were sold in the week following May’s naming of this year’s winner of the Man Booker International Prize.
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
A book jurors say ‘flies us through a galaxy of departures and arrivals’ is named the Man Booker International Prize in London, author Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft sharing the £50,000 purse.
The 2018 Man Booker International shortlist spans four European languages: French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, and includes Han Kang and Deborah Smith, who won in 2016.