Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai was given the Man Booker International Prize for 2015 at a ceremony held recently for his “achievement in fiction on the world stage”.
Laszlo Krasznahorkai (लाज़्लो क्रासज़नाोरकाई)
- His first novel, Satantango (1985
Man Booker International Prize:
Awarded for : Best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK
Location : London, England
Presented by : Man Group
First awarded :1969
The literary prize, worth £ 60,000 is awarded to a living author of any nationality who has published fiction either in English or in English translation.
- Unlike the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Man Booker International Prize, which is awarded once in two years, is in recognition of a writer’s body of work and overall contribution to fiction rather than to a single novel.
- The award, which is sponsored by the Man Group, complements the Man Booker Prize and rewards one author’s continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.
INDIA IN MAN BOOKER AWARD
|1997||Arundhati Roy||The God of Small Things||Novel||India|
|2006||Kiran Desai||The Inheritance of Loss||Novel||India|
|2008||Aravind Adiga||The White Tiger||Novel||India|
Sources: The Hindu, Wiki.