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2019 shortlist announced - Man Booker International Prize
2019-04-10

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of the six books in contention for the 2019 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will be divided equally between its author and translator. The announcement was made at an event at Somerset House.


2019 shortlist is:

Author
(Original Language –Country/territory)

Translator

Title

Publisher, Imprint

Jokha Alharthi
(Arabic - Oman)

Marilyn Booth

Celestial Bodies

Sandstone Press

Annie Ernaux
(French - France)

Alison L. Strayer

The Years

Fitzcarraldo Editions

Marion Poschmann
(German - Germany)

Jen Calleja

The Pine Islands

Profile Books, Serpent's Tail

Olga Tokarczuk
(Polish - Poland)

Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead

Fitzcarraldo Editions

Juan Gabriel Vásquez
(Spanish - Colombia)

Anne McLean

The Shape Of The Ruins

MacLehose Press, Quercus

Alia Trabucco Zerán
(Spanish - Chile)

Sophie Hughes

The Remainder

And Other Stories

The list includes Olga Tokarczuk, who won the prize in 2018 for Flights, with her other translator into English, Antonia Lloyd-Jones; Jokha Alharthi, the first writer from the Arabian Gulf to be longlisted for the prize, alongside Marilyn Booth; and Alia Trabucco Zerán, who makes the list with her debut novel translated by Sophie Hughes. The list also includes The Years by Annie Ernaux and translated by Alison L. Strayer, which has already won prizes including Prix Renaudot in France and Premio Strega in Italy.


Source: themanbookerprize.com
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