Posted on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The shortlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize was revealed Thursday.
Judges again noted the dominance of small publishers, one of which was a first-time inclusion on the shortlist, in a statement praising the nominees as "revolutionary in form, in content and in point of view."
Here is the shortlist; the winning book will be announced June 2.
At Night All Blood is Black, written by David Diop and translated from French by Anna Mocschovakis
The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, written by Mariana Enríquez and translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell
When We Cease to Understand the World, written by Benjamín Labatut and translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
The Employees, written by Olga Ravn and translated from Danish by Martin Aitken
In Memory of Memory, written by Maria Stepanova and translated from Russian by Sasha Dugdale
The War of the Poor, written by Éric Vuillard and translated from French by Mark Polizzotti
The £50,000 ($64,400) prize is split amongst the author and translator or translators.
You can watch the announcement video below or on the Booker Prize website.
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