Several members of the Man Booker International Prize Shadow Jury have been thinking about the books they’d like to see on the long list which will be released March 13, 2019. Each of us gave Tony three of our favorite titles so that he could determine if the jury would add a title should it be neglected from the official list.
But my predictions for the MBIP long list include these books:
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen)
Convenvenience Store Woman by Sayata Murata (translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori)
The Last Children of Tokyo (published as The Emissary in the United States) by Yoko Tawada (translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani)
Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Énard (translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell)
The Three Governesses by Anne Serre (translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson)
Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo (translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Coombe)
The Children of The Cave by Virve Sammalkorpi (translated from the Finnish by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah)
How exciting it is to wait for the official list, to see what it includes and to begin reading. Hopefully, you will see some of the above-mentioned titles.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single work of fiction, translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and collections of short stories are eligible.