The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the 13 books that have been longlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK. The award comes with a cash prize of £50,000 ($71,000) that split equally between the author and the translator.
The winner will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony held at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London.
Most people are writing out their New Year’s Resolutions. Book lovers are writing out their reading challenge. A brand new year is a great way to set a new reading goal for yourself! 52 books for 52 weeks. Challenges will give you a chance to read outside your comfort zone and make sure that you are entertained all year-long.