Shadow the International Booker Prize 2020

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The International Booker Prize celebrates translated fiction at its finest. The prize is awarded for a single novel or collection of short stories, and both the writer and the translator will be rewarded equally for their contribution.

This year’s longlist was announced on Thursday 27 February, and you can find out all about it on our News page.

Reading groups are invited to pitch for their opportunity to shadow the International Booker Prize this year. Six lucky groups will be selected and will receive copies of one of the shortlisted books. In exchange, the groups will read and review the shortlisted title with their group and take part in #InternationalBooker2020 conversations online, joining in discussions about the books and sharing comments and pictures.

To apply, please log in and fill in your details below by Wednesday 25 March.

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