Women, Small Presses Dominate Man Booker International Prize Longlist

Women, Small Presses Dominate Man Booker International Prize Longlist

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Founded in 2016, The Man Booker International Prize exists to spread fiction in translation to worldwide audience. The Man Booker Prize itself, established several decades earlier in 1969, “guarantees a worldwide readership” and an enormous spike in book sales; the international version aims to offer the same visibility to an international author whose work may otherwise remain lodged behind the language barrier—tragically inaccessible to the general populace. The Man Booker International Prize aims to change that.     Given the nature of the award, its winners are inherently diverse: drawn from throughout the world and writing in languages that may be …