Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize
YEREVAN, MAY 23, ARMENPRESS. Olga Tokarczuk has become the first Polish writer to win the Man Booker International Prize, BBC reports.
Ms Tokarczuk took the £50,000 prize for her novel Flights. She will split the cash with translator Jennifer Croft.
The annual award goes to the best work of translated fiction from around the world. Previous winners include David Grossman and Chinua Achebe.
Five judges picked Flights out of 108 submissions, and announced the winner in a ceremony in London.
Lisa Appignanesi, who chaired the judges' panel, called Ms Tokarczuk "a writer of wonderful wit, imagination and literary panache".
The international award, created in 2005, is separate to the Man Booker Prize, which is given to the best original English language novel each year.
Ms Tokarczuk has written eight novels and two collections of short stories.
ENGLISH: Editor/Translator - Stepan Kocharyan