English Translation of Polish Novel ‘Flights’ Wins Man Booker Prize

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’. The novel, translated by Jennifer Croft, interweaves narratives of travel with explorations of the human body.

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. 

Source- BBC News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • 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.