Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

"The Detour" written by Gerbrand Bakker in Dutch and translated by David Colmer has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Themes of infidelity, exile and isolation won over the judges of this year’s Prize to give the author his second major prize win. His previous novel "The Twin" won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Author and translator will share the prize money in this unique award that recognizes both roles equally.

More information on the book, the shortlist, and the prize at