International Booker Prize: First Interview with the 2020 Winner
Since 2016, the International Booker Prize has been given annually to a single book in English translation, with the £50,000 award shared equally between author and translator to acknowledge their extraordinary contribution to world literature, and the feat of the translation.
Previous winners of the award include Jokha Alharthi and Marilyn Booth, Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft, David Grossman and Jessica Cohen, and Han Kang and Deborah Smith.
We are proud to be hosting events in this year's online programme with every one of the 2020 shortlisted writers and translators, exploring the unique range of works translated into English from Farsi, Dutch, Spanish, German and Japanese.
Join us for this very special event – it is the first public interview with the winning author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translator Michele Hutchison along with their interpreter Johanna McCalmont. The event is hosted by the chair of the judging panel, Ted Hodgkinson.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A.
Book Festival News
Tuesday 31 August