Han Kang won Man Booker International Prize

Han Kang

Congratulations to Han Kang for winning the Man Booker International Prize with The Vegetarian!

(CNN)South Korean author Han Kang won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Monday for “The Vegetarian,” a novel about a woman who gives up eating meat.

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates non-English language books translated and published in the United Kingdom. According to the Man Booker website, the work can be “written in any language as long as it was widely available in English.” This is the first year the prize was awarded on the basis of a single book instead of an author’s body of work.
Told in three voices from three perspectives, the novel was selected from 155 titles. Judging panel chairman Boyd Tonkin called the novel a “concise, unsettling and beautifully composed story” of a woman’s rejection of family traditions and societal norms told in a style “both lyrical and lacerating.”
The judging panel recognized translator Deborah Smith for her “perfectly judged translation,” saying it mirrored the original prose’s “uncanny blend of beauty and horror at every turn.”
Shortlist: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/16/arts/man-booker-international-prize-2016/

2016年5月16日晚10:00(北京时间5月17日晨5:00),2016年度国际布克奖在伦敦揭晓。46岁的韩国女作家韩江(Han Kang)凭借小说《素食主义者》(The Vegetarian)成为赢家,这本书的译者、28岁的英国女孩狄波拉·史密斯(Deborah Smith)将与其分享总共5万英镑的奖金。出版该书英译本的,是独立出版商Portobello Books。






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