Reported in The Guardian, one of the nation’s most respected literary award bodies, the Man Booker has announced that it will be awarding a new annual prize for foreign-language fiction for both writers and translators.
Instead of rewarding a body of work (as was the case with winner Laszlo Krasznahorkai earlier this year), the award will be credited on an individual book.
Whilst each author and translator shortlisted will receive £1,000 each, the total prize fund will be £62,000.
The first longlist will emerge in March 2016 with a shortlist in April and a winner in May.
Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, Jonathan Taylor, said the changes “will encourage the recognition, reward and readership of fiction of the highest quality from all over the world.”