Man Booker International Prize
17th April 2018
The Man Booker International Prize has announced the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will be divided equally between its author and translator.
The 2018 shortlist is as follows:
Author (country/territory), Translator, Title, (imprint)
- Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
- Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
- László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
- Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
- Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
- Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
The winner of the 2018 prize will be announced on 22 May at a formal dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Leading up to the winner announcement, there will be a number of public events featuring some of the judges, authors and translators:
- 17 May
‘Translation at its Finest’ event in partnership with Foyles and English PEN at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London
- 21 May
Man Booker International Prize event with Waterstones at The Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, London
The Man Booker International Prize and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction together reward the best books from around the globe that are published in the UK and are available in English.