The longlist for the IFFP 2014

Well iIguessed six in my post last week .I have four of the books I ve not read already after guessing that they may be on the verges .I like the list nice to see a Yale book the corpse washer there it a series I have enjoyed so looking forward to it a lot .My fellow jurors and I will be reviewing all the books on the longlisted the highlighted titles link to my reviews .

A man in Love
A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard and translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker)
A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli and translated from the French by Sam Taylor (Portobello Books)
Back to Back by Julia Franck and translated from the German by Anthea Bell (Harvill Secker)
Brief Loves that Live Forever by Andreï Makine and translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan (MacLehose Press)
Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and translated from the Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon (Pushkin Press)
The Corpse Washer by Sinan Antoon and translated from the Arabic by the author (Yale University Press)
The Dark Road by Ma Jian and translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew (Chatto & Windus)
Exposure by Sayed Kashua and translated from the Hebrew by Mitch Ginsberg (Chatto & Windus?
The Infatuations by Javier Marías and translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa (Hamish Hamilton)
The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim and translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
(Comma Press)
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke and translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch (Peirene Press)
Revenge by Yoko Ogawa and translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder (Harvill Secker)
The Sorrow of Angels by Jón Kalman Stefánsson and translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton (MacLehose Press)
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami and translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell (Portobello Books)
Ten by Andrej Longo and translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis (Harvill Secker)

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whisperinggums
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:11:43

    Thanks for this Stu … I rely on you to keep me informed of this prize. I’ll be watching to what you all say.


  2. Lisa Hill
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 12:20:09

    I knew we could count on you to have reviewed most of them!


  3. Vishy
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 14:36:04

    Nice post, Stu! Nice to see ‘The Mussel Feast’ and ‘Revenge’ on the list. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the longlisted books. Happy reading!


  4. Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 23:27:47

    Stu, Thank you so much for posting the entire list! Much appreciated!! I’ll be watching to hear more from you about this list.
    Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)


  5. Bellezza
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 02:37:54

    Well, I can already say that there are one or two I’m not especially in favor of winning. We’ll talk about that later. However, I am so excited to complete my reading of the list. Perhaps I’ll have to take a few days off of school in order to do so. 😉


  6. jacquiwine
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 08:20:32

    I’m really looking forward to reading and sharing thoughts on the longlisted titles. I’ve only read four of the books thus far, so lots of fab reading ahead!


  7. Richard
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 14:48:06

    Stu, you always make my reading pile larger. The Marías and Knausgaard books were pretty amazing.


  8. Marie
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 16:55:23

    Some great-looking books on this list – it’s great to see a prize that doesn’t list all the usual suspects and has lots of books that are completely new to me. It’s good to see The Mussel Feast making an appearance, but otherwise I haven’t tried any of these.


  9. 1streading
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 20:31:21

    Sadly I’ve only read three so I’ve a long way to go!
    What omission surprised you most? For me it was Chasing the King of Hearts.


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