The independent foreign fiction prize shortlist 2013

The Detour by
Gerbrand Bakker
Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer
Harvill Secker

Bundu by
Chris Barnard
Translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns
Alma Books

Trieste by
Daša Drndić
Translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursac
MacLehose Press

The Fall of the Stone City by
Ismail Kadare
Translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson
Canongate

Traveller of the Century by
Andrés Neuman
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
Pushkin Press

Dublinesque by
Enrique Vila-Matas
Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey and Anne McLean
Harvill Secker

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. storberose
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:50:34

    No Satantango? I bet no one was expecting that.

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  2. BB
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:53:31

    Ismail Kadare is my pick.

    Reply

  3. Brian Joseph
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 13:45:03

    Stu – I am in awe of the quality of your personnel reading list!

    Reply

  4. Richard
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 14:31:02

    Dublinesque gets my vote. Of course, I’m terrible at picking these. Haven’t read ‘Traveller of the Century’ yet. Any good?

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  5. Parrish
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 18:50:07

    Am still reeling from no Satantango, loved the book so much I bought another of his straight away. Although glad Traveller of the Century is there.

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  6. JoV
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 19:54:54

    Half of your prediction came true stu. That’s really amazing foresight!

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  7. jacquiwine
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 07:22:32

    Great to see Traveller of the Century on the list! I’m very surprised at the absence of Satantango. I had that down as a shoo-in. I need to read the other shortlisted books. Very much looking forward to The Detour, Dublinesque and the Kadare.

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