New Man Booker International Prize a 'huge boost'

New Man Booker International Prize a 'huge boost'

Publishers and booksellers have enthusiastically welcomed the merger of the Man Booker International Prize and the Independent Foreign Prize for Fiction, saying it will create a prize with "a new stature", making "a good counterpoint" to the Man Booker itself.

The new prize, which will retain the Man Booker International Prize name and be awarded for the first time in 2016, will be awarded annually to a single work of fiction in English translation, with have a total prize fund of £62,000. Of this, the authors and translators of each of the six shortlisted titles will get £1,000 apiece, wh...

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