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.
Valentine’s Day is the day of love. But with all the uncertainty, hate and sadness in the world, some people may not be feeling a lot of the love as of late. There needs to be a reminder that there is still hope in the world, as long as we come together and we are tolerant of each other’s differences. And reading is the best way to accomplish that goal.
So if you are looking for something to uplift you that is not a romantic book this Valentine’s Day, here are some great book recommendations that perfectly demonstrate that there is still hope in the world: