Solar Bones by Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 award!
2019 award dates
Longlist - 19th November
Shortlist - 4th April
Winner - 12th June
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw
Translated from the German by Tim Mohr
Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman
Translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon
Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump
About the Award
Books are nominated for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world - making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of 'high literary merit' as determined by the nominating library.
Each year a panel of distinguished international judges is put in place under a non-voting chair. They have the epic task of considering each book from the longlist and narrowing it down to a shortlist of up to 10 titles. They must then enter deliberations to come up with the final winner by June of each year.
The Award is given annually. The prize of €100,000 is awarded to the author of the winning book. However, if the winning book is in English translation, €75,000 is awarded to the author and €25,000 to the translator.
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