Topic: International Booker Prize
Perumal Murugan, a renowned Tamil author, has made it to the longlist of the International Booker Prize 2023 for his book 'Pyre'. The book, originally written in Tamil, has been translated into English by Aniruddhan Vasudevan. This marks the first time that Tamil has appeared on the prestigious award's longlist.
South African playwright and novelist Damon Galgut wins the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction with The Promise.
Jokha Alharthi, the first author from the Arabian Gulf to win the prestigious 2019 Man Booker International Prize and the first Omani woman to be translated into English, took the podium on the second day of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 to discuss Celestial Bodies, the novel that won her the coveted honour.
The award is a counterpart to the Man Booker Prize for novels written in English, and is open to books in any language that have been translated to English.