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Man Booker International Prize 2018

Who will get the Man Booker International Prize 2018?

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The Man Booker International Prize is an international award for authors who create a piece of writing that can be widely available in English.

The award is a fairly new accolade for someone to win and in 2016 the prize became a translation prize that would be awarded annually for a single work of fiction translated into English.

The award was handed out every other year, however, since 2015 it was decided that it would be presented per year to a worthy winner.

The prize money, which consists of £50,000 is split equally between author and translator, therefore highlighting the importance of the translator and encourage more people to get involved in publishing their work in English.

There is a judging panel of five members.

The 2018 longlist:

• Laurent Binet (France), Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language (Harvill Secker)

• Javier Cercas (Spain), Frank Wynne, The Impostor (MacLehose Press)

• Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)

• Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone (Portobello Books)

• Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)

• Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love (Charco Press)

• 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)

• Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain (Seagull Books)

• Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)

• Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

• Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle (Text Publishing)

• Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest (Harvill Secker)

Those books will then be cut down to six in April, whilst the judges will then select their winner in May.

Last year’s winner was a book entitled ‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’ which was written by Israeli author David Grossman and was translated by Jessica Cohen.

The book was chosen from a shortlist that included ‘Compass’, ‘The Unseen’, ‘Mirror, Shoulder, Signal’, ‘Judas’ and ‘Fever Dream’.