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.