Finalists announced for International Booker Prize

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Novels depicting struggles with nature, history, and economics in various settings are among the finalists for the International Booker Prize. The books explore themes of love, racism, oppression, violence, and ecological disaster.

Novels that depict people struggling with the forces of nature, history or economics in settings from rural Argentina to Communist East Germany are among six finalists announced on Tuesday for thea doomed love story set in the final years of East Germany’s existence; and Brazilian writer Itamar Vieira Junior’s tale of subsistence farmers,"These books bear the weight of the past while at the same time engaging with current realities of racism and oppression, global violence and ecological...

The prize was set up to boost the profile of fiction in other languages - which accounts for only a small share of books published in Britain - and to salute the underappreciated work of literary translators. The prize money is split between the winning author and their translator.

International Booker Prize Finalists Novels Struggles Nature History Economics Settings Love Racism Oppression Violence Ecological Disaster

 

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