From 2016 the Man Booker International Prize has evolved to encourage more publishing and reading of quality fiction in translation. From this date the prize is to be awarded annually on the basis of a single book.It is an international literary award sponsored by the ‘Man Group’, which is the same organisation that gives Man Booker Prize for fiction. It is counterpart to Man Booker Prize for English-language novels. It is an annual award, given for a single work of fiction in any language. It is open to books in any language that have been translated into English and published in the United Kingdom in the last year. It carries a cash prize of 50,000 pounds (or US $64,000) for winning title, which is shared equally between author and translator. This year it was awarded at a ceremony on 21 may 2019.
Jokha Alharthi for Celestial Bodies, Publisher: Sandstone Press
Annie Ernaux for The Years, Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Marion Poschmann for The Pine Islands, Publisher: Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail
Olga Tokarczuk for Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead, Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Juan Gabriel Vásquez for The Shape of the Ruins, Publisher: Quercus, MacLehose Press
Alia Trabucco Zerán for The Remainder, Publisher: And Other Stories
WINNER: Jokha Alharthi for Celestial Bodies, Publisher: Sandstone Press