Family Life by Akhil Sharma is the 2016 Winner!

American author Akhil Sharma has won the 2016 prize for his novel Family Life.

 

Press Release

Judges' Citation for the winning book

THE 2016 SHORTLIST

About the Award

  • Nomination Process

    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.

  • The Judges

    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 Prize

    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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