2018 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist Announced

Shortlists follow longlists as spring follows fall, and here’s the latest list this spring has brought: the Man Booker International Prize shortlist, which narrows the field from the longlisted 13 to six. This is a particularly delightful shortlist in that half the books on it are by women. It looks great! Here are the judges’ top picks:

  • Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
  • Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
  • László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
  • Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
  • Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

The winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London on May 22, 2018.

For more information on the prize and the shortlisted books, visit the Man Booker International Prize website. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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