Sandstone Press book on Booker International shortlist
10 April 2019
The 2019 Man Booker International Prize has revealed the
shortlist of the six books in contention for the 2019 prize. The
£50,000 prize for the winning book will be divided equally between
its author and translator.
The shortlisted books, authors, translators, publishers and
language/country of original publication are:
- Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi,
translated by Marilyn Booth (Sandstone Press) (Arabic - Oman)
- The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by
Alison L. Strayer (Fitzcarraldo Editions) (French - France)
- The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann,
translated by Jen Calleja (Serpent's Tail) (German - Germany)
- Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The
Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
(Fitzcarraldo Editions) (Polish - Poland)
- The Shape Of The Ruins by Juan Gabriel
Vásquez, translated by Anne McLean (MacLehose Press) (Spanish -
- The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán,
translated by Sophie Hughes (And Other Stories) (Spanish -
The shortlist 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.
Tune into the shortlist edition of the Man Booker International Prize podcast on
Friday 12 April.
The winner of the 2019 prize will be announced on 21 May
at the Roundhouse in London.
Join in the conversation @ManBookerPrize on Twitter, Facebook
and Instagram with #MBI2019 #FinestFiction
For more on the Prize, see the Man Booker Prize website.