The shortlist for the Man Book International Prize 2017 has been announced. Check out the exciting titles that made the longlist below.

The Man Booker international celebrates the finest international tomes of the past year, it has recently been combined with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize to now become the annual Man Booker International Prize to celebrate translated fiction. For more information on the award, please visit the official Man Booker website here.


Man Booker International Prize Shortlist 2017

Compass - Mathias Enard

As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians,...



The Unseen - Roy Jacobsen

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Nobody can leave an island.

An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow.

But occasionally someone tries ...Ingrid Barroy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams. Her father dreams of building a quay that will...



Mirror Shoulder Signal - Dorthe Nors

'Dorthe Nors is fantastic!' Junot Diaz 'Nors' writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical.' Los Angeles Times Sonja's over forty, and she's trying to move in the right direction.

She's learning to drive. She's joined a meditation group. And she's attempting to reconnect with her sister. But Sonja would rather eat cake than meditate. Her driving instructor won't let her change...



Judas - Amos Oz

Amos Oz's first major novel in a decade - since A Tale of Love and Darkness, which sold over 100,000 copies.

It is selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Times Literary Supplement.

Shmuel, a young, idealistic student, is drawn to a mysterious handwritten note on a campus noticeboard.

This takes him to a strange house, where an elderly invalid man requires a paid companion, to argue with and read...



Fever Dream - Samanta Schweblin

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017 A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic.

A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. The two seem anxious and, at David's ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past.

As David pushes her to recall whatever trauma has landed her in her...



A Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman

This is a Guardian and New Statesman Book of the Year.

The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town.

An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes.

They could get up and leave, or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so...