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Interviews with 2018 Man Booker International Prize Finalists

By Eric M. B. Becker

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually to a single work of international fiction that has been translated into English and published in the UK. The 2018 shortlist of six works was announced on April 12, 2018, and the winner will be announced on May 22, 2018. Below are interviews with several of the writers and translators shortlisted for this year’s prize, many of whom have been published in Words without Borders

Olga Tokarczuk (Author of Flights)

Jennifer Croft (Translator of Flights)


Virginie Despentes (Author of Vernon Subutex 1)

Frank Wynne (Translator of Vernon Subutex 1)


Deborah Smith (Translator of Han Kang’s The White Book)


Ahmed Saadawi (Author of Frankenstein in Baghdad)

Jonathan Wright (Translator of Frankenstein in Baghdad)


Antonio Muñoz Molina (Author of Like a Fading Shadow)

Camilo A. Ramirez (Translator of Like a Fading Shadow)

Published May 22, 2018   Copyright 2018 Eric M. B. Becker

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