It bagged the 67,000 US dollar prize after topping a shortlist of six titles, with Tokarczuk becoming the first Polish writer to win the award. The awards were announced at a ceremony in London. The head judge of the awards was Lisa Appignanesi.
- The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the English translations of works of international literature.
- In 1971, V.S. Naipaul’s novel In a Free State was the first book by an Indian novelist to win the Booker.