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.
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