Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won this year’s £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel The Detour, published by Harvill Secker.
It is the author’s second major literary prize win; his previous novel, The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Bakker will share the prize money with the title’s translator, David Colmer
Also on the shortlist:
The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare, translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson (Canongate)
Croatian author Dasa Drndic’s Trieste, translated by Ellen Elisa-Bursac (Maclehose Press)
Chris Barnard’s Bundu, translated from Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns (Alma Books)
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas, translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey and Anne McLean (Harvill Secker)