Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk longlisted for Man Booker Int'l Prize

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Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk is longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize again after winning the award last year, Polish media reported on Wednesday.

Tokarczuk's book "Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead", which the jury described as "by no means a conventional crime story, tells the tale of an elderly woman from a remote village in southwest Poland describing the events surrounding the disappearance of her two dogs.

The jury said Tokarczuk's story "offers thought-provoking ideas on perceptions of madness, social injustice against people who are marginalised, animal rights, the hypocrisy of traditional religion, and belief in predestination."

Together with Antonia Lloyd-Jones, her translator from Polish into English, Tokarczuk is one of 13 nominees. The winner will be announced on May 25.

In 2018, a film based on Tokarczuk's novel entitled "Spoor" and directed by well-known Polish director Agnieszka Holland, was the Polish candidate for the Oscars. 

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