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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

International Booker Prize

David Diop

The Winner

At Night All Blood Is Black

David Diop

Translated by Anna Moschovakis from French

Published by Pushkin Press



At Night All Blood is Black captures the tragedy of a young man's mind hurtling towards madness and tells the little-heard story of the Senegalese who fought for France on the Western Front during the First World War.


Alfa Ndiaye and Mademba Diop are two of the many Senegalese tirailleurs fighting in the Great War under the French flag. Whenever Captain Armand blows his whistle they climb out of their trenches to attack the blue-eyed enemy. But one day Mademba is mortally wounded, and without his friend, his more-than-brother, Alfa is alone amidst the savagery of the trenches, far from all he knows and holds dear. He throws himself into combat with renewed vigour, but soon begins to scare even his own comrades in arms.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

International Booker Prize - Longlist

The full 2021 International Booker longlist is:

At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut

The Employees by Olga Ravn

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova

The War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard

Winner to be announced on the 2nd June 2021