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Polish Novelist Wins Man Booker Prize

An English translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s Polish novel Flights, which combines tales about travel with explorations of the human body, was named as the winner of the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on May 22. Ms Tokarczuk’s novel, first published in 2007 and translated into English by Jennifer Croft, won the 50,000 GBP prize after finishing as the judges’ favorite from a shortlist of six. The cash prize will be split between the author and translator.