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Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘Kairos’ Wins International Booker Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck’s ‘Kairos’ Wins International Booker Prize
  • German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann have won the prestigious International Booker Prize for their novel “Kairos.” The book, which tells the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence, beat out five other finalists from a pool of 149 submitted novels.
  • The International Booker Prize recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The £50,000 ($64,000) prize money is divided equally between the author and the translator, celebrating their collaborative efforts in bringing literary masterpieces to a wider audience.
  • The International Booker Prize was established to boost the profile of fiction in other languages and to recognize the vital work of literary translators, who often go unacknowledged.

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Published date : 28 May 2024 04:59PM

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