FRANKENSTEIN IN BAGHDAD shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018!

12th April, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the English edition of Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad, translated by Jonathan Wright, has now made the shortlist for The Man Booker International Prize 2018!

From 2016 the Man Booker International Prize has evolved to encourage more publishing and reading of quality fiction in translation. The prize is awarded annually on the basis of a single book. The judges for this years’ award include prize-winning writer, novelist, cultural commentator, and Chair of the Royal Society of Literature Lisa Appignanesi, as well as authors Hari Kunzru and Helen Oyeyemi, poet, reviewer and translator Michael Hofmann and journalist and critic of contemporary fiction Tim Martin.

The winner will be announced on 22 May at a formal dinner at the V&A, with the £50,000 prize being divided equally between the author and the translator.

For further information about the prize and the shortlisted titles, take a look at The Man Booker International Prize website.