Posted on March 30, 2020 at 8:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The administrators of a literary prize have chosen one winner, but they’re splitting the prize money among the entire shortlist in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Republic of Consciousness Prize is intended to celebrate the best fiction from publishers with fewer than five full-time employees.

Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo (translated by Frank Wynne) has thus netted Fitzcarraldo Editions all of the prestige of the award, but one-fifth of the £10,000 (about $12,400) pot.

Read more about the prize and its winner in the Guardian.

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