On Tuesday, judges announced the finalists for the Man Booker International Prize recognizing a single work of fiction translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The six books—selected from a list of 108 written across 25 languages—is notable for featuring six women writers and five women translators, including Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who could win for a second consecutive year for her novel, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. The winner of the £50,000 award—to be divided equally between author and translator—will be announced May 21 at a ceremony in London. The International Prize is a separate distinction from the Booker Prize; you can learn more here.
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The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
The Pine Islands by Marion Pochmann, translated by Jen Calleja (Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail)
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean (MacLehose Press)
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The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, translated by Sophie Hughes (And Other Stories)
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