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The Official Booker International Longlist

BI 2023

Let the Reading begin:

  • Boulder by Eva Baltasar, translated by Julia Sanches
  • Whale by Cheon Myeong-Kwan, translated by Chi-Young Kim
  • The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Condé, translated by Richard Philcox
  • Standing Heavy by GauZ, translated by Frank Wynne
  • Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated by Angela Rodel
  • Is Mother Dead by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund
  • Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Rueben Woolley
  • The Birthday Party by Laurent Mauvignier, translated by Daniel Levin Becker
  • While We Were Dreaming by Clemens Meyer, translated by Katy Derbyshire
  • Pyre by Perumal Murugan, translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
  • Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel, translated by Rosalind Harvey
  • A System so Magnificent It Is Blinding by Amanda Svensson, translated by Nichola Smalley
  • Ninth Building by Zou Jingzhi, translated by Jeremy Tiang

What do you think of the list? Let us know.

Booker International Longlist 2023 Our Predictions

Where has the year gone I blinked and it is already time for the Booker International Longlist to be announced.

Ahead of tomorrow’s official list here are our predictions.

BookWorm: I have absolutely no clue so this is a total stab in the dark

  1. Cherries on a Pomegranate Tree Li Er
  2. Daughters Beyond Command Véronique Olmi
  3. Our Share of Night Mariana Enríquez
  4. Nights of Plague Orhan Pamuk
  5. Space Invaders Nona Fernández
  6. Ghost Town kevin Chen
  7. Is There Rush Hour in a Third World Country? Rogelio Braga
  8. The Disappearance of Josef Mengele Olivier Guez
  9. A Mountain to the North, A Lake to The South, Paths to the West, A River to the East László Krasznahorkai
  10. Whale Cheon Myeong-Kwan
  11. The Lost Spell Yismake Worku
  12. Weasels in the Attic Hiroko Oyamada

Tracy: In no particular order

  1. Pachinko Parlour- Elisa Shua Dusapin tr. Aneesa Abbas Higgins
  2. Still Born- Guadeloupe Nettel tr. Rosalind Harvey
  3. Ninth Building- Zou Jingzhi tr. Jeremy Tiang
  4. Identitti- Mithu Sanyal tr. Alta Price
  5. Thirsty Sea- Erica Mou tr. Clarissa Botsford
  6. Two Sherpas- Sebastian Martinez Daniell tr. Jennifer Croft
  7. Whale- Cheon Myeong-Kwan tr. Chi-Young Kim
  8. Stolen- Ann-Helen Laestadius tr. Rachel Willson-Broyles
  9. Thread Ripper- Amalie Smith tr. Jennifer Russell
  10. Ada’s Realm- Sharon Dodua Otoo tr. Jon Cho-Polizzi
  11. Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning- A Yi  tr. Nicky Harman
  12. Farewell Fountain Street- Selcuk Altun tr. Mel Kenne and Nilgun Dungan

Rachel’s Predictions:

  1. Body Kintsugi by Senka Marić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth
  2. Of Saints and Miracles by Manuel Astur tr. Claire Wadie
  3. Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel, tr. Rosalind Harvey
  4. The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra tr. Megan McDowell
  5. Tell Me About It by Sacha Naspini, tr. Clarissa Botsford
  6. Whale by Cheon Myeong-Kwan, tr. Chi-Young Kim
  7. Greek Lessons by Han Kang, tr. Deborah Smith and Emily Yae-Won
  8. Is There Rush Hour in a Third World Country by Rogelio Braga, te. Kristine Ong Muslim
  9. Call Me Cassandra by Marcial Gala, tr. Anna Kushner
  10. Salt Crystals by Cristina Bendek, tr. Robin Myers
  11. So Distant from My Life by Monique Ilboudo, tr. Yarri Kamara
  12. Thread Ripper by Amalie Smith, tr. Jennifer Russel
  13. Chinatown by Thuan, tr. Nguyen An Li

Which books do you think will make it?

A Spell of Good Things by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀


A Spell of Good Things by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
UK Publication: Feb 2023
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★]

This ARC was provided by Canongate (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

One word review – Ouch

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Love Will Tear Us Apart by C K McDonnell


Love Will Tear Us Apart by C K McDonnell
UK Publication: Feb 2023
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★★]

This ARC was provided by Random House UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

Two Word Review – Read it! 5 Word Review What Are You Waiting For?

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