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Showing posts with label International Booker Prize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Booker Prize. Show all posts

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

International Booker Prize 2020

The Winner:
2020 WINNER

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Translated by Michele Hutchison from Dutch
Published by Faber & Faber

Jas lives with her devout farming family in the rural Netherlands. One winter’s day, her older brother joins an ice skating trip. Resentful at being left alone, she makes a perverse plea to God; he never returns. As grief overwhelms the farm, Jas succumbs to a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies, watching her family disintegrate into a darkness that threatens to derail them all.
A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands by a prize-winning young poet, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s debut novel lays everything bare. It is a world of language unlike any other, which Michele Hutchison’s striking translation captures in all its wild, violent beauty.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

International Booker

Winner to be announced on the 26th August 2020

2020 Shortlist

The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar
Translated by Anonymous from Farsi

The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
Translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh from Spanish

Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann
Translated by Ross Benjamin from German

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
Translated by Sophie Hughes from Spanish

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Translated by Stephen Snyder from Japanese

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Translated by Michele Hutchison from Dutch