Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was inaugurated by British newspaper The Independent to honour contemporary fiction in translation in the United Kingdom. The award was first launched in 1990 and ran for five years before falling into abeyance. It was revived in 2001 with the financial support of Arts Council England. Beginning in 2011 the administration of the prize was taken over by Booktrust,… (more)

 

2013 selection

Ten White Geese: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

by Gerbrand Bakker

Have you ever wanted to disappear and make a new life for yourself where no one knows your name?

Ten White Geese is the eagerly anticipated, internationally bestselling new novel by the winner of the world's...


2012 selection

Blooms of Darkness: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012

by Aharon Appelfeld

**WINNER OF THE 2012 INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE**

A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting,...


2011 selection

Red April: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011

by Santiago Roncagliolo

A chilling political thriller set at the end of Peru's grim war between Shining Path terrorists and a morally bankrupt government counterinsurgency.

 

Associate District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is...


2010 selection

Brodeck: A novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010

by Philippe Claudel

A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily...


2007 selection

The Book of Chameleons: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2007

by Jose Eduardo Agualusa & Daniel Hahn

Félix Ventura trades in an unusual commodity; he is a dealer in memories, clandestinely selling new pasts to people whose futures are secure and who lack only a good lineage to complete their lives. In this...


2006 selection

Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and one of the first days of July.

Trond’s...


2004 selection

Soldiers of Salamis

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2004

by Javier Cercas

"Gripping and also a tear-jerker in the best sense of the word...Soldiers of Salamis strikes a chord in any country or individual with ghosts to face."-Los Angeles Times


2002 selection

Austerlitz

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2001

by W.G. Sebald & James Wood

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central...


1993 selection

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 1993

by Jose Saramago

The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years...


1990 selection

The White Castle: A Novel

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 1990

by Orhan Pamuk

From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity...