The Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist

This year's longlist for the most exciting literary prize going.

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Murmur

Will Eaves

From the publisher:

Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical ...

Resistance

Julián Fuks, translated by Daniel Hahn

From the publisher:

Resistance unfolds as an intimate portrayal of the formation of a family under extraordinary circumstances, told from the point of view of the youngest child. It’s an ...

Bottled Goods

Sophie van Llewyn

From the publisher:

Longlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 and The Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019. 1970s communist Romania. When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, ...

Lucia

Alex Pheby

From the publisher:

Lucia is intellectually uncompromising. Lucia is emotionally devastating. Lucia is unlike anything anyone else has ever written.

Doppelgänger

Daša Drndić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth & S. D. Curtis

From the publisher:

Doppelgänger consists of two stories that skillfully revisit the question of “doubles” and how an individual is perpetually caught between their own beliefs and those ...

Now, Now, Louison

Jean Frémon, translated by Cole Swensen

From the publisher:

‘Louise Bourgeois talks, talks to herself, reviewing the scraps of her long life in all their disorder. This is the portrait, from memory, of a woman who devoted her life ...

Follow Me to Ground

Sue Rainsford

From the publisher:

Follow Me To Ground is an unnerving, beautifully controlled tour-de-force, a sinister tale that questions our preconceptions of predator and prey and the consequences of ...

Soviet Milk

Nora Ikstena, translated by Margita Gailitis

From the publisher:

The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English. This is an intimate portrayal of three generations of women with ...

Hang Him When He Is Not There

Nicholas John Turner

From the publisher:

Hang Him When He Is Not There is a novel unlike any other. With keen intelligence, stylistic flair, and a bold philosophy of literary possibilities, Nicholas John Turner has ...

Sweet Home

Wendy Erskine

From the publisher:

A reclusive cult-rock icon ends his days in the street where he was born; a lonely woman is fascinated by her niqab-wearing neighbours; a husband and wife become enmeshed in ...