6 novels to compete for Man Booker International Prize 2021


Sun, 02 May 2021 - 12:25 GMT

FILE - Man Booker International Prize

FILE - Man Booker International Prize

CAIRO – 2 May 2021: The Man Booker International Prize has announced that six novels will be competing to win £50,000.




The six novels are from Europe and Latin America, and include fictional books, ones that repurpose history and ones that relate to diaries.




The award, together with the Booker Prize for Fiction in English, is awarded annually for a work of fiction in any language that is translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland.




British writer Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who chairs the jury, said the list showed that some of the most exciting new writings take place "in border regions" between novels and other genres, such as history and diaries.




The winner will be announced on June 2, with prize money split between the winning book's author and translator.




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