01 November 2010

Reading list: Independent Foreign Fiction Prize winners

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was started by the British newspaper The Independent. Entries must be published in English translation in the United Kingdom in the previous year and the author must be alive at the time that the translation is published. The prize is divided between the winning author and the translator.

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk and translator Victoria Holbrook were the inaugural winners of the prize twenty years ago while Philippe Claudel and John Cullen won it this year for Brodeck's Report. Below is the complete set of winners.

2010 Brodeck's Report by Philippe Claudel, translated by John Cullen (French)

2009 The Armies by Evelio Rosero, translated by Anne McLean (Spanish)

2008 Omega Minor by Paul Verhaeghen, translated by Paul Verhaeghen (Dutch)

2007 The Book of Chameleons by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated by Daniel Hahn (Portuguese)

2006 Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, translated by Anne Born (Norwegian)

2005 Windows on the World by Frédéric Beigbeder, translated by Frank Wynne (French)

2004 Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, translated by Anne McLean (Spanish)

2003 The Visit of the Royal Physician by Per Olov Enquist, translated by Tiina Nunnally (Swedish)

2002 Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald, translated by Anthea Bell (German)

1996-2001 Prize held in abeyance

1995 The Film Explainer by Gert Hofmann, translated by Michael Hofmann (German)

1994 The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, translated by Phanh Thanh Hao (Vietnamese)

1993 The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago, translated by Giovanni Pontiero (Portuguese)

1992 The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys, translated by Patricia Clancy (French)

1991 Immortality by Milan Kundera, translated by Peter Kussi (Czech)

1990 The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Victoria Holbrook (Turkish)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Foreign_Fiction_Prize

2010 shortlist

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