French Author Wins 2021 International Booker Prize

French Author Wins 2021 International Booker Prize

Author's Corner

David Diop, a French author who spent his life between Senegal and France, has won the 2021 International Booker Prize for his second novel, At Night All Blood Is Black,  alongside his translator, Anna Moscovakis. He is the first French author to ever win this award.   The book, written in 2018, received many accolades, including the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Swiss Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma. In 2020 the book was translated into English by Moscovakis, making it eligible for the International Booker Prize. The story follows Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese man, as he fights with the French army during …