There was never any chance that the International Booker Prize judges would choose the same winner as the shadow panel this year, because we went for Minor Detail, which didn’t make it to the official shortlist (though it should have, if you ask me).
However, I’m pleased because the jury chose my favourite book from the official shortlist, which is…
At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop (tr. Anna Moschovakis)
Congratulations to the winners!