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 ...

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 ...