Several titles and authors of genre interest made the 6-title shortlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize:
- At Night All Blood Is Black, David Diop, translated by Anna Mocschovakis (Pushkin)
- The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell (Granta)
- When We Cease to Understand the World, Benjamín Labatut, translated by Adrian Nathan West (Pushkin)
- The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century, Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken (Lolli)
The award is given “every year for a single book that is translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.” The £50,000 prize is divided equally among the author and translator(s). Shortlisted authors and translators will each receive £1,000. Judges for 2021 are Aida Edemariam, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Neel Mukherjee, Olivette Otele, and George Szirtes. The winner will be announced on June 2, 2021.
For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Booker Prize website.
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