In 2004 Man Booker introduced the Man Book International Prize to complement the original prize. Sponsored by the Man group (though this is Man’s final year), the award was given out every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or available in English translation. In 2016, the prize was updated and is now handed out yearly with a £50,000 prize, traditionally shared equally between author and translator.
This week, the 2019 Man Booker International Shortlist was announced and we have those six books here for you now.
The winner of the Man Booker International Prize will be announced on Thursday 16th May, at 7pm at Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London. We’ll be back with more news about that when it’s announced.