The International Booker Prize: A Big Prize for Small Presses

The International Booker Prize: A Big Prize for Small Presses

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The International Booker Prize, for those who don’t know, is an annual award presented in the UK. The award was originally biannual and available to writers of English and foreign authors with English translated books; however, since 2016, the award has become exclusive to translated texts.   The longlist for this year’s award, though, seems to be something quite special. Generally, most nominees for the prize come from big-shot publishers or were simply big-shot writers. This year, the focus is on the little guys. According to Dr. Richard Mansell, the number of nominated books translated by the “Big Five” of …