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Unveiling the super award

At a press conference on 7 July (also streamed live on Periscope) we announced that from next year the Man Booker International Prize will focus on the finest in translated fiction, being awarded to the best work of translated fiction published in the UK.

The evolution will see the prize joining forces with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and Boyd Tonkin, who has had a long association with the IFFP, will chair the judges in 2016. The newly configured prize has been enthusiastically welcomed by media, publishers and trade, with the Guardian describing the new incarnation as a ‘super-award.’ A briefing was held for publishers and agents at the Southbank Centre, followed by the great and the good of the literary world raising a glass to MBI 2016.

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