De Man Booker International Prize is gewonnen door Olga Tokarczuk. Tokarczuk krijgt de prijs voor Flights, uit het Pools vertaald door Jennifer Croft. Aan de Man Booker International Prize is een bedrag van 50.000 pond – voor schrijver en vertaler ieder de helft -, verbonden.

Juryvoorzitter Lisa Appignanesi:

Our deliberations were hardly easy, since our shortlist was such a strong one. But I’m very pleased to say that we decided on the great Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk as our winner: Tokarczuk is a writer of wonderful wit, imagination and literary panache. In Flights, brilliantly translated by Jennifer Croft, by a series of startling juxtapositions she flies us through a galaxy of departures and arrivals, stories and digressions, all the while exploring matters close to the contemporary and human predicament – where only plastic escapes mortality.

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