Adania Shibli's 'Minor Detail' Longlisted for International Booker Prize 2021
Adania Shibli's Minor Detail, which is translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette and published in the UK by Fitzcarraldo, has been longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize. The book is split between two interrelated narratives, the latter half following a young woman’s search to discover more about the tragic murder of a Palestinian teenager in 1949, who died the day she was born.
The award aims to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works of imagination from all over the world, and to give greater recognition to the role of translators. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The contribution of both author and translator is given equal recognition, with the £50,000 prize split evenly between them. Each shortlisted author and translator also receives £1,000, bringing the total value of the prize to £62,000. The shortlist for the prize will be announced on 22nd April 2021, and the winner announced on 2nd June 2021 in a virtual celebration from Coventry, City of Culture 2021.
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