2016 Man Booker International Prize Winner Is...

On Monday evening, the Man Booker International Prize for 2016 was awarded to author Han Kang and translator Deborah Smith for The Vegetarian .

In 2016, the Man Booker International Prize underwent some serious changes. Previously, the Man Booker International Prize was awarded once every two years to an author based on a body of work originally published in non-English but also available in English. Now it is awarded every year to the best translated title of that year. The prize comes with a 50,000 pound (roughly, $72,000) cash prize, to be split equally between the author and the translator.

Also on the shortlist for 2016 were José Eduardo Agualusa (author) and Daniel Hahn (translator) for A General Theory Of Oblivion, Elena Ferrante (author) and Ann Goldstein (translator) for The Story of the Lost Child , Orhan Pamuk (author) and Ekin Oklap (translator) for A Strangeness In My Mind, Robert Seethaler (author) and Charlotte Collins (translator) for A Whole Life , and Yan Lianke (author) and Carlos Rojas (translator) for The Four Books .