2017 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

Reacquaint yourself with this year's shortlist ahead of tonight's ceremony.

Compass

Mathias Enard, translated by Charlotte Mandell

From the publisher:

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and ...

£14.99

A Horse Walks into a Bar

David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

From the publisher:

Dovaleh G, a veteran stand-up comic – charming, erratic, repellent – exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make ...

Mirror Shoulder Signal

Dorthe Nors, translated by Misha Hoekstra

From the publisher:

‘Dorthe Nors is fantastic!’ Junot Díaz ‘Nors’ writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical.’ Los Angeles Times Sonja’s over forty, and she’s ...

£10.99

Judas

Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange

From the publisher:

Shmuel, a young, idealistic student, is drawn to a mysterious handwritten note on a campus noticeboard. This takes him to a strange house, where an elderly invalid man ...

£18.99

Fever Dream

Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell

Joanna Biggs writes:

When I remember my dreams at all, they’re not stories but feelings. I once dreamed I was breastfeeding a flamingo, and I could feel the beak, even in the morning telling, ...

£12.99

The Unseen

Roy Jacobsen, translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw

From the publisher:

A group of children inherit an elemental paradise on earth in Roy Jacobsen’s phenomenally bestselling new novel about love, poverty and tragedy in early twentieth century ...