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 ...

A Horse Walks into a Bar

David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

From the publisher:

Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry – and all ...

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 TimesSonja’s over forty, and she’s ...

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, ...

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 ...