Polish novelist nominated for back-to-back Booker Prize

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Six books from Europe, South America and the Middle East are finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in translation.

The contenders announced Tuesday include an environmental crime tale, “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones Of the Dead,” by the author of last year’s prize- winner, Olga Tokarczuk of Poland.

Other finalists include “The Shape of the Ruins” by Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez; French writer Annie Ernaux’s “The Years”; and “The Pine Islands” by Germany’s Marion Poschmann.