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International Booker Prize 2024

International Booker Prize 2024:

Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Michael Hofmann, has won the International Booker Prize 2024.

  • International Booker Prizeis awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction from around the world which has been translated into English.
  • This prize began life in 2005 as the Man Booker International Prize.
  • It was initially a biennial prize for a body of work and there was no stipulation that the work should be written in a language other than English.
  • This prize aims to encourage more reading of quality fiction from all over the world and has already had an impact on those statistics in the UK.
  • Eligible work of long-form fiction, written originally in English by an author of any nationality and published in the UK and/or Ireland.
  • The prize celebrates the vital work of translators, with the £50,000 prize money divided equally between the author and the translator.
  • In addition, the shortlisted authors and translators each receive £2,500.