International Prizes

On this page: Man Booker International Prize; International Dublin Literary Award; Best Translated Book Award

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single work of fiction, translated into English and published in the UK.

*Have read it. DNF: Did not finish. 

  • 2021: At Night All Blood Is Black By David Diop
  • 2020: The Discomfort of Evening By Marieke Lucas Rijneveld DNF
  • 2019 Celestial Bodies Jokha Alharthi (tr. Arabic)
  • 2018 Olga Tokarczuk (Poland) Flights DNF
  • 2017 David Grossman (Israel) A Horse Walks Into a Bar*
2001  Marta Morazzoni, The Alphonse Courrier Affair
2002  W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz
2003  Per Olov Enquist, The Visit of the Royal Physician
2004  Javier Cercas, Soldiers of Salamina
2005  Frédéric Beigbeder, Windows on the World
2006  Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses*
2007  José Eduardo Agualusa, The Book of Chameleons
2008  Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor
2009  The Armies, Evelio Rosero
2010  Brodeck’s Report, Philippe Claudel
2011  Red April, Santiago Roncagliolo,
2012  Blooms of Darkness, Aharon Appelfeld
2013  The Detour, Gerbrand Bakker
2014  The Iraqi Christ, Hassan Blasim
2015  The End of Days, Jenny Erpenbeck
2016  Han Kang (South Korea), The Vegetarian
2017  David Grossman (Israel) A Horse Walks Into a Bar*
2018  Olga Tokarczuk (Poland) Flights DNF

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature.

  • 2021: Lost Children Archive Valeria Luiselli
  • 2020: Milkman Anna Burns
  • 2019: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich*
  • 2018 Solar Bones, Mike McCormack
    2017 A General Theory of Oblivion, Eduardo Agualusa*
    2016 Family Life, Akhil Sharma
    2015 Harvest, Jim Crace*
    2014 The Sound of Things Falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez*

    2013 City of Bohane, Kevin Barry 
    2012 Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor
    2011 Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann    
    2010 The Twin, Gerbrand Bakker
    2009 Man Gone Down, Michael Thomas
    2008 De Niro’s Game, Rawi Hage
    2007 Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson*
    2006 The Master, Colm Tóibín 
    2005 The Known World, Edward P. Jones 
    2004 This Blinding Absence of Light, Tahar Ben Jello 
    2003 My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk 
    2002 Atomised, Michel Houellebecq
    2001 No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod
    2000 Wide Open, Nicola Barker
    1999 Ingenious Pain, Andrew Miller 
    1998 The Land of Green Plums, Herta Müller   
    1997 A Heart So White, Javier Marías
    1996 Remembering Babylon, David Malouf         

Best Translated Book Award MAY BE ON HOLD. See below.

We’re going to be converting this award from a March-May sequence of lists and posts to something that runs all year round, and ensures that all different areas of the globe receive a fair amount of attention.We’ll be unveiling the rules for the 2022 BTBA in a few months, but one thing that’s worth noting here is that ALL books from 2020 and 2021 will be eligible. So all the pandemic books will still have a shot at glory in the new & improved 2022 BTBA.

  • 2021: TBA: Champion of Champions Best Translated Book Award 2021
  • 2020 EEG by Daša Drndić, tr from Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth (Croatia)
  • 2019  Slave Old Man, Patrick Chamoiseau, t. from French and Creole
  • 2018 The Invented Part, Rodrigo Fresán, t. from the Spanish (Argentina))
  • 2017 Chronicle of the Murdered House, Lúcio Cardoso, t. from Portuguese (Brazil)
  • 2016 Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera, t. from Spanish, Lisa Dillman (Mexico)
  • 2015 The Last Lover, Can Xue, t. from Chinese, (China)
  • 2014 Seiobo There Below, László Krasznahorkai, t. from Hungarian (Hungary)
  • 2013 Satantango, László Krasznahorkai, t. from Hungarian (Hungary)
  • 2012 The Invented Part, Rodrigo Fresán, t. from the Spanish (Argentina)
  • 2011 The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson, t. from Swedish
  • 2010 The Confessions of Noa Weber, Gail Hareven. t. from Hebrew (Israel)
  • 2009 Tranquility, Attila Bartis, t. from Hungarian
  • 2008 Guantanamo, Dorothea Dieckmann, t. from German