At the beginning of July, the Man Booker Prize team at Four Colman Getty announced that the Man Booker International Prize would be joining forces with The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Focusing on the finest in translated fiction, the newly configured prize has been enthusiastically welcomed by media, publishers and book trade, with The Guardian describing the new incarnation as a ‘super-award.’ With an inaugural judging panel chaired by The Independent’s Boyd Tonkin, the new Man Booker International will be a single-book prize, for fiction in English translation, awarded annually each spring.
The plans were revealed at press conference at the Four Communications office, as well as being live streamed on Periscope. Later that day, glasses were raised at a Southbank Centre drinks reception, also arranged by Four Colman Getty, where publishers and agents met representatives from the Booker Prize Foundation and discussed what the prize might mean for their authors.
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