. ‘Frightening’ tale of Senegalese soldier wins International Booker Prize « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART DAILY – “At Night All Blood Is Black,” a short novel about a Senegalese soldier’s descent into madness while fighting for France in World War I, was named Wednesday as the winner of the International Booker Prize, the prestigious award for fiction translated into English. David Diop, the book’s author, shares the prize of 50,000 pounds, about $71,000, with Anna Moschovakis, who translated the work from its original French. Diop’s main character kills German soldiers, then cuts off their hands, partly to avenge a friend’s death, and Lucy Hughes-Hallett, chair of the judging panel.

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