Shadow IFFP shortlist


Well the proper IFFP shortrlist came out today from Booktrust  .Their choices are –

By night the mountain burns by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel

Translator Jethro Soutar

Colorless Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Translator Philip Gabriel

F by Daniel Kehlmann

Translator – Carol Brown Janeway

The end of days by Jenny Erpenbeck

Translator Susan Bernofsky

In the beginning was the sea by Tomas Gonzalez

Translator – Frank Wynne

While the gods where sleeping by Ervin Mortier

Translator – Paul vincent .

Now it has become tradition for the shadow jury to decide there own shortlist from the longlist and this year it is the longlist plus one .I’ve fallen behind in reviews have read all but two of the longlist and was fairly happy with our shortlist .

Shadow shortlist 

The End of Days by jenny Erpenbeck 
Translator – Susan Bernofsky
Zone by Mathias Enard 
Translator – Charlotte Mandell
The Ravens by Tomas Bannerhed 
Translator Sarah Death
The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov 
Translator – Andrew Broomfield
Bloodlines by Marcelo Fois 
Translator – Silvester Mazzarella
Translator – Philip Gabriel
I’ve manage to review five of our shortlist , we share two books with the actual shortlist we will announce the winner the day before the actual winner .


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JoV
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:35:42

    As always, the IFFP long and shortlist usually comes up with book titles that I know very little of but know that it would be of great reading. I look forward to see what the shadow jury favourite book is!
    The only one I have read is: Colorless Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage.


  2. parrish lantern
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 12:28:26

    Have read the Murakami, but it’s the dead lake that appeals


  3. Lisa Hill
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 13:41:51

    LOL Stu, I’m trying to put these lists on Listopia at GoodReads but I can’t keep up with it all!


  4. Malcolm
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 16:06:30

    Reblogged this on A Year of Reading Dangerously.


  5. Kinna
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 17:16:37

    Thanks Stu. I will be adding some of the books from your Shadow List to my reading lists. I’m so behind on reading Murakami, would like to catch up.


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