Man Booker International Prize longlist

They’ve announced the longlist for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. Thirteen novels in translation, though several are only (readily) available in the UK and not (yet) in the US:

  • Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou, tr. Helen Stevenson
  • Bricks and Mortar, Clemens Meyer, tr. Katy Derbyshire
  • Compass, Mathias Énard, tr. Charlotte Mandell
  • The Explosion Chronicles, Yan Lianke, tr. Carlos Rojas
  • Fever Dream, Samanta Schweblin, tr. Megan McDowell
  • Fish Have No Feet, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, tr. Phil Roughton
  • A Horse Walks Into a Bar, David Grossman, tr. Jessica Cohen
  • Judas, Amos Oz, tr. Nicholas de Lange
  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Dorthe Nors, tr. Misha Hoekstra
  • Swallowing Mercury, Wioletta Greg, tr. Eliza Marciniak
  • The Traitor’s Niche, Ismail Kadare, tr. John Hodgson
  • The Unseen, Roy Jacobsen, tr. Don Bartlett, Don Shaw
  • War and Turpentine, Stefan Hertmans, tr. David McKay

In the Irish Times Eileen Battersby has a solid overview of the books.