The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2018 has been announced with the shortlist being revealed on 12th April 2018.

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 Longlist 2018

Vernon Subutex 1 : English edition - Virginie Despentes

Winner of the International Man Booker Prize. 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...



The Impostor - Javier Cercas


An old man from Barcelona who claims to be a Nazi concentration camp survivor and rises to be president of Spain's leading Holocaust survivor movement, the Friends of Mauthausen.

By the time he is unmasked in Austria in 2005 on the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the camp, he has become a civic hero, speaking...



The Flying Mountain - Christoph Ransmayr

In a publishing world that is all too full of realist novels written in undistinguished prose, discernible only by their covers, The Flying Mountain stands out if for no other reason than that it consists entirely of blank verse. And that form is most suitable for the epic voyage Christoph Ransmayr relates: The Flying Mountain tells the story of two brothers who leave the southwest coast of...



Like a Fading Shadow - Antonio Munoz Molina

Long-listed for The Man Booker International Prize 2018On April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered by a man named James Earl Ray.

Before Ray's capture and sentencing to 99 years' imprisonment, he evaded the FBI for two months as he crossed the globe under various aliases.

At the heart of his story is Lisbon, where he spent ten days attempting to acquire an Angolan visa. Like a Fading...



The 7th Function of Language - Laurent Binet

'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - ObserverRoland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van.

It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand.

Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of...



Frankenstein in Baghdad - Ahmed Saadawi


A devastating but essential read.' Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds'Gripping, darkly humorous...profound.' Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for RedeploymentFrom the rubble-strewn streets of...



The World Goes On - Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Long-listed for The Man Booker International Prize 2018A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai.

A traveller, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water.

A child labourer in a Portuguese marble quarry...



Go, Went, Gone - Jenny (Y) Erpenbeck

One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issueRichard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin.

Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community -- a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. ...



The White Book - Han (Y) Kang

From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The VegetarianFrom the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other.

The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things.

It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit.

It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.Translated from...



Flights - Olga Tokarczuk

FLIGHTS, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk's most ambitious to date.

It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of...



The Dinner Guest - Gabriela Ybarra

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEThe Dinner Guest is Gabriela Ybarra's prizewinning literary debut: a singular autobiographical novel piecing together the kidnap and murder of her grandfather by terrorists, reflecting on the personal impact of private pain and public tragedy. The story goes that in my family there's an extra dinner guest at every meal.

He's invisible, but...



The Stolen Bicycle - Ming-Yi Wu



Die, My Love - Ariana Harwicz