Man Booker International Prize Longlist 2018

This year's Man Booker Prize International Longlist is out!

The 7th Function of Language

Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor

From the publisher:

‘One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you’ll read this year’ – ObserverRoland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry ...

The Impostor

Javier Cercas, translated by Frank Wynne

Christopher Tayler writes:

Enric Marco, an energetic pensioner with time on his hands, joined the Amical de Mauthausen, an association of Spanish survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, in ...

Vernon Subutex 1: English edition

Virginie Despentes, translated by Frank Wynne

Lily recommends:

This fast-paced and scrutinizing novel set in Paris is all at once retro and very, very modern; hip and also horrifying. Frank Wynne does a great job with the translation. I ...

Die, My Love

Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff

From the publisher:

In a forgotten patch of French countryside, a woman is battling her demons – embracing exclusion yet wanting to belong, craving freedom whilst feeling trapped, yearning for ...

The Flying Mountain

Christoph Ransmayr, translated by Simon Pare

From the publisher:

Originally published as Der fliegende Berg, S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2006.


Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft

Adam Mars-Jones writes:

Olga Tokarczuk’s novel Flights could almost be an inventory of the ways narrative can serve a writer short of, and beyond, telling a story. The book’s prose is a ...

The Stolen Bicycle

Ming-Yi Wu, translated by Darryl Sterk

From the publisher:

The Stolen Bicycle is both a majestic historical novel and a profound, startlingly intimate meditation on memory, family and home.

The Dinner Guest

Gabriela Ybarra, translated by Natasha Wimmer

From the publisher:

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEThe Dinner Guest is Gabriela Ybarra’s prizewinning literary debut: a singular autobiographical novel piecing together ...