A few minutes ago the Man Booker International Longlist has been announced. This prize focuses on translated fiction. Here’s the Longlist.
Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language
Javier Cercas, Frank Wynne, The Impostor
Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1
Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone
Han Kang, Deborah Smith, The White Book
Ariana Harwicz, Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love
László Krasznahorkai, John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On
Antonio Muñoz Molina, Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow
Christoph Ransmayr, Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain
Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft, Flights
Wu Ming-Yi, Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle
Gabriela Ybarra, Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest
Out of the 13 mention, I have read one. It is highlighted. I DNF’s the Binet as I felt that it too similar to Eco’s books, and yes I know Eco makes a guest appearance in the Binet book.
Die My Love is on the TBR stack.
As for the others, I am very curious about all of them, especially the Han Kang and Virginie Despentes but I’ll have to hold back and wait until the shortlist is announced. I will definitely read the winner.