‘Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is the finest book on a very good shortlist.’

Misgivings aside about amalgamating two important literary prizes appear to have been silenced by the newly reconstituted award’s inaugural shortlist.(...)

International Dublin Literary Award: the 10 books on the shortlist

First the good news: the judging panel of the International Dublin Literary Award is to be congratulated on including in this year’s shortlist, which (...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

Jenny Erpenbeck, described by Michel Faber as “one of the finest, most exciting authors alive” shares the £10,000 prize with her translator, Susan Bernofsky

The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, published by Portobello, has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Erpenbeck, described by Michel Faber as “o(...)

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. She is the author of several works of fiction, including The Book of Words (2007) and Visitation ((...)