The International Booker Prize 2020 Winner

We are delighted to confirm The Discomfort of Evening, written by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translated by Michele Hutchison, as the winner of the 2020 International Booker Prize. Both author and translator share the award.

At 29, Rijneveld becomes the youngest author to win the International Booker Prize. A literary sensation in their native Netherlands, The Discomfort of Evening is a haunting portrait of familial tragedy and the derailing darkness that follows it. Set on a Dutch dairy farm and told from the viewpoint of a 10-year-old Jas, Rijneveld's exceptional debut carries its heavy themes with confidence, in wildly beautiful prose.

 

“Combining a disarming new sensibility with a translation of singular sensitivity, The Discomfort of Evening is a tender and visceral evocation of a childhood caught between shame and salvation, and a deeply deserving winner of the 2020 International Booker Prize.”

TED HODGKINSON, CHAIR OF JUDGES

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