Man Booker International Prize 2018: Olga Tokarczuk wins £50000 award

First Polish writer to win Man Booker prize has odd relationship with ...

"Tokarczuk is a writer of wonderful wit, imagination, and literary panache", said head judge Lisa Appignanesi as the victor was announced at a ceremony in London.

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk took the prize this year for "Flights", becoming the first Polish victor. It is for a single work of fiction that has been translated into English and published in Britain in the past year.

The book combines tales of modern-day travel with the story of a 17th-century anatomist who dissected his own amputated leg and the journey of composer Frederic Chopin's heart from Paris to Warsaw after his death.

Tokarczuk will evenly split the 50,000 pound prize [66,750 USD] with her translator to English Jennifer Croft, reported The Guardian.

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Tokarczuk, 56, was born in Poland.

Tokarczuk is one of Poland's best-known authors. She has received death threats in the past. Since then, her bestselling books have been translated into more than 25 languages.

Tokarczuk is a celebrated author in her home country of Poland, having written several successful books and won multiple literary awards including the Nike Award in 2008, Poland's highest literary honor, for the same novel. 'In Flights, brilliantly translated by Jennifer Croft, by a series of startling juxtapositions she flies us through a galaxy of departures and arrivals, stories and digressions, all the while exploring matters close to the contemporary and human predicament-where only plastic escapes mortality'.

She was shortlisted for her meditative novel "The White Book" and had earned the honor in 2016 for "The Vegetarian".

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