02 Jun The 2023 International Booker Prize
The International Booker Prize was established in 2004 to expand upon the Booker Prize, which was previously only available to authors from the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, and Zimbabwe, to include any author of a single book that has been translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Initially, the prize was awarded every two years and in recognition of full bodies of work. In 2015, the prize was reformed to recognize the author and translator of specific works annually, splitting the prize money between the author and translator.
The other books on the short list are as follows:
- Boulder, by Eva Baltasar, translated by Julia Sanches
- Whale, by Cheon Myeong-kwan, translated by Chi-Young Kim
- The Gospel According to the New World, by Maryse Condé, translated by Richard Philcox
- Standing Heavy, by GauZ’, translated by Frank Wynne
- Still Born, by Guadalupe Nettel, translated by Rosalind Harvey
The links here go directly to the Evergreen Catalog, where you can place a hold on a physical copy of these books.
If you’re interested in exploring past International Booker Prize winners, follow the links below!
|2016||Han Kang||Deborah Smith||The Vegetarian|
|2017||David Grossman||Jessica Cohen||A Horse Walks Into a Bar|
|2018||Olga Tokarczuk||Jennifer Croft||Flights|
|2019||Jokha al-Harthi||Marilyn Booth||Celestial Bodies|
|2020||Marieke Lucas Rijneveld||Michele Hutchison||The Discomfort of Evening|
|2021||David Diop||Anna Moschovakis||At Night All Blood Is Black|
|2022||Geetanjali Shree||Daisy Rockwell||Tomb of Sand|
|2023||Georgi Gospidinov||Angela Rodel||Time Shelter|