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Sandstone Press book on Booker International longlist

13 March 2019

The 'Man Booker Dozen' of 13 novels in contention for the £50,000 Man Booker International prize has been announced. Particular congratulations to our member Sandstone Press which has a book on the list.

The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges, chaired by Bettany Hughes, award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, and is made up of writer, translator and chair of English PEN Maureen Freely; philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs; novelist and satirist Elnathan John and essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra.

The books longlisted are:

  • Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth (Sandstone Press)
  • Love In The New Millennium by Can Xue, translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen (Yale University Press)
  • The Years by Annie Ernau, translated by Alison L. Strayer (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell (Scribe)
  • Jokes For The Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf, translated by Jonathan Wright (Portobello Books)
  • Four Soldiers by Hubert Mingarelli, translated by Sam Taylor (Portobello Books)
  • The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann, translated by Jen Calleja (Serpent's Tail)
  • Mouthful Of Birds by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell (Oneworld)
  • The Faculty Of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner (MacLehose Press)
  • Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, translated by Anne McLean (MacLehose Press)
  • The Death Of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa, translated by Sam Garrett (Scribe)
  • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zeran, translated by Sophie Hughes (And Other Stories)

The shortlist announcement will be livestreamed on 9 April on the Prize's Facebook page. The winner of the 2019 prize will be announced on 21 May. Authors and translators are considered to be equally important, with the £50,000 prize being split between them.

Join in the conversation @ManBookerPrize on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #MBI2019 #FinestFiction 

For more on the Prize, see the Man Booker Prize website