Booker International Prize 2020

It is with great pleasure that I read the long list, with fellow bibliophiles and bloggers, for the Booker International Prize. This year, the Shadow Jury consists of:

We are reading and discussing the long list of books, which was announced February 27, 2020:

(Original language –Country/territory)
TranslatorTitlePublisher or Imprint
Willem Anker(Afrikaans – South Africa)Michiel HeynsRed DogPushkin Press
Shokoofeh Azar(Farsi – Iran)AnonymousThe Enlightenment of The Greengage TreeEuropa Editions
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara(Spanish – Argentina)Iona Macintyre and Fiona MackintoshThe Adventures of China IronCharco Press
Jon Fosse(Norwegian – Norway)Damion SearlsThe Other Name: Septology I – IIFitzcarraldo Editions
Nino Haratischvili(German – Georgia)Charlotte Collins and Ruth MartinThe Eighth LifeScribe UK
Michel Houellebecq(French – France)Shaun WhitesideSerotoninWilliam Heinemann
Daniel Kehlmann(German – Germany)Ross BenjaminTyllQuercus
Fernanda Melchor(Spanish – Mexico)Sophie HughesHurricane SeasonFitzcarraldo Editions
Yoko Ogawa(Japanese – Japan)Stephen SnyderThe Memory PoliceHarvill Secker
Emmanuelle Pagano(French – France)Sophie Lewis and Jennifer HigginsFaces on the Tip of My TonguePeirene Press
Samanta Schweblin(Spanish – Argentina)Megan McDowellLittle EyesOneworld
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Dutch – Netherlands)Michele HutchisonThe Discomfort of EveningFaber & Faber
Enrique Vila-Matas(Spanish – Spain)Margaret Jull Costa and Sophie HughesMac and His ProblemHarvill Secker
(Taken from the Booker International site.)

Follow along with us as we determine our own short list on April 10, 2020. Then, we will arrive at what we hope to be the winner in May.

Until then, find my personal reviews here:

Find the Shadow Jury’s short list here.

Find the Shadow Jury’s winner here.