The Booker International Prize was
originally established in 2005 thanks to the generous extension of
funding given by Man Group. The 2019 prize marked the final
highlight of their successful 18-year sponsorship of the prizes.
The Trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation announced on 28
February 2019 that Crankstart, the charitable foundation of Michael
Moritz KBE and his wife, Harriet Heyman, will be the new supporter
of the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize from 1 June
2019. Crankstart has committed to an initial five-year exclusive
funding term with an option to renew for a further five years. From
2019 the original prize is once again known as the Booker Prize,
while the prize for literature in translation became the
International Booker Prize.
Originally the Prize was awarded for a body of work (like
the Nobel) but since 2015 it has been awarded to a book
of fiction translated into English, with the £50,000 prize split
between author and translator.
For details, see the Booker Prize
SCOTTISH PUBLISHERS WITH BOOKS ON THE LISTS
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi,
translated by Marilyn Booth from Arabic and published by Sandstone
Press, won the Man Booker International Prize 2019.
The Adventures of China Iron by
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Spanish-Argentina),
translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh, was shortlisted
for the International Booker Prize 2020.
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, translated
by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff and published by Charco Press,
was longlisted in 2018.
PRE-2015 SCOTTISH FINALISTS/SCOTTISH PUBLISHERS
Ismail Kadare - 2005 Winner (Albanian poet and novelist
published in UK by Canongate Books)
Muriel Stark - 2005 Finalist
James Kelman - 2009 Finalist and 2011 Finalist