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The Booker International Long List 2021

We can’t believe it’s already this time of year again can you?

The full 2021 International Booker long list copied from the official Booker Site:

I Live in the Slums byCan Xue, translated from Chinese by Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping, Yale University Press


At Night All Blood is Black byDavid Diop, translated from French by Anna Mocschovakis, Pushkin Press


The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili, translated from Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway, Peirene Press


The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez, translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell, Granta Books


When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut, translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West, Pushkin Press


The Perfect Nine: The Epic Gikuyu and Mumbi by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, translated from Gikuyu by the author, VINTAGE, Harvill Secker


The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated from Danish by Martin Aitken, Lolli Editions


Summer Brother by Jaap Robben, translated from Dutch by David Doherty, World Editions


An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky, translated from German by Jackie Smith, Quercus, MacLehose Press


Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette, Fitzcarraldo Editions


In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, translated from Russian by Sasha Dugdale, Fitzcarraldo Editions


Wretchedness by Andrzej Tichý, translated from Swedish by Nichola Smalley, And Other Stories


The War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard, translated from French by Mark Polizzotti, Pan Macmillan, Picador

Well that should keep us out of mischief for a while.

Shortlist announcement due 22nd April (so soon!!) Winner to be announced 2nd June.

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  1. I am so intrigued by The Employees!

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    March 31, 2021

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