Man Booker International Prize shortlist

They’ve announced another shortlist — this one for the Man Booker International Prize. (Reminder for those who haven’t been playing along so far: the Man Booker International Prize used to be a biennial prize for an author (writing in any language, but with books available in English); now — starting this year — it is an annual book prize for the best UK-published English translation of a work by a living author. Essentially and effectively, it replaces the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which lives on only in this form now …).

The six shortlisted titles are:

  • The Four Books by Yan Lianke, tr. Carlos Rojas
  • A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, tr. Daniel Hahn
  • The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, tr. Ann Goldstein
  • A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, tr. Ekin Oklap
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang, tr. Deborah Smith
  • A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, tr. Charlotte Collins

The winner will be announced on 16 May.