Lyudmila Evgenyevna Ulitskaya is an internationally acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short story writer.
In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Austrian State Prize for European Literature and in 2006 she published Daniel Stein, Interpreter, a novel dealing with the Holocaust and the need for reconciliation between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
She won the 2012 Park Kyong-ni Prize and was shortlisted for her entire body of work for The Man Booker International Prize 2009.
Between 2005 - 2015, the Man Booker International Prize recognised one writer for their achievement in fiction.
Worth £60,000, the prize was awarded every two years to a living author who had published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The winner was chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there were no submissions from publishers.
The Man Booker International Prize was different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlighted one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In focusing on overall literary excellence, the judges considered a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.