The International Booker Prize archives: award winners

Time Shelter, written by Georgi Gospodinov and translated by Angela Rodel, has won the 2023 International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction. The book introduces a ‘clinic for the past,' an institution which offers those suffering from Alzheimer’s an inspired treatment: each floor reproduces a past decade in minute detail. Time Shelter is the first book translated from Bulgarian to win the International Booker Prize.

Each year, the International Booker Prize is awarded to a book translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. It is intended to recognize and value world-class fiction on a global basis.

In 2005, the International Booker Prize was awarded for the first time still under the title of the "Man Booker International Prize". Early winners include Ismail Kadaré (2005), Chinua Achebe (2007), Alice Ann Munro (2009), Philip Milton Roth (2011), as well as Lydia Davis (2013) and László Krasznahorkai (2015). The aim of the prize is to encourage the reading of high quality fiction from around the world and also to appreciate the work of translators.

The prize is worth £50,000, which is shared equally between the author and the translator. Additionally, each shortlisted title receives £2,500.

International Booker Prize-winning books

By Georgi Gospodinov
By Geetanjali Shree
By Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
By Jokha Alharthi
By Olga Tokarczuk
By David Grossman
By Han Kang

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August 24, 2021
Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, and was knighted by the British monarch a year later. He is best known for the novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both of which have been turned into films.
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September 14, 2021
The National Book Awards began in 1950 in New York City when The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was named America’s premier piece of fiction from the previous year. Today, it’s the most important event on the American literary calendar and continues to recognize the best in American writing.
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October 01, 2021
Since 1996, the Women's Prize for Fiction has recognized and celebrated the best women writers around the world. Discover award-winning books from the likes of Zadie Smith, Carol Shields, Ali Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
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