Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.”
The award was announced on 14th of June in London.The prize was previously a career honour but changed last year to recognise a single book in a bid to increase the profile of international fiction in English-speaking countries.
- The award has a prize of 50,000 pounds ($64,000).
- The award will split between Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen.
- Grossman’s novel is about a failing stand-up comic and his final performance.
- Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize.
- Last year the prize was awarded to “The Vegetarian” by South Korea’s Han Kang.
About Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction formerly known as the Booker-McConnell Prize and commonly known as the Booker Prize.
- It is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language.
- It is published in the UK and it is presented byMan Group.It is first awarded in 1969.