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Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

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Paweł Kononczuk 22.05.2018 23:38
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk was on Tuesday announced the winner of the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her novel “Flights.”
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The GBP 50,000 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, has been divided equally between the book's author and its translator into English, Jennifer Croft.

Flights is a novel of linked fragments, from the 17th century to the present day, connected by themes of travel and human anatomy, the Man Booker Prize website said.

Tokarczuk is a multiple award winner in Poland whose work is gaining recognition abroad.

The Man Booker Prize is a leading literary award in the English-speaking world.

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom. Since 2016, it has been given annually to a single book in English translation.


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