Shadow MBIP 2016 Jury

Well it has come round again . We have a new name no more Independent foreign fiction prize, no we have The new combined prize the Man booker international prize it is the same roughly as the IFFP was on March tenth we get a longlist of 12 or 13 book (we may do the same as last year and call in a book ourselves if we think a great book has missed the cut like the zone last year ) Then around the 14th April the day the actual shrotlist is announced we will announce a shadow shortlist then a winner in May .

Stu Allen is returning to chair the first Man Booker International Prize shadow jury after hosting four shadow IFFP juries.  He blogs out of Winstonsdad’s Blog, home to 500-plus translated books in review.  He can be found on twitter (@stujallen), where he also started the successful translated fiction hashtag #TranslationThurs over five years ago.


Tony Malone is an Anglo-Australian reviewer with a particular focus on German, Japanese and Korean fiction.  He blogs at Tony’s Reading List, and his reviews have also appeared at Words Without Borders, Necessary Fiction and Shiny New Books.  Based in Melbourne, he teaches ESL to prospective university students when he’s not reading and reviewing.  He can also be found on Twitter @tony_malone


Clare started blogging at A Little Blog of Books four years ago. When she’s not doing her day job in London, she blogs mostly about contemporary literary fiction and particularly enjoys reading books by French and Japanese authors. Twitter: @littleblogbooks


Tony Messenger is addicted to lists, and books – put the two together (especially translated works) and the bookshelves sigh under the weight of new purchases as the “to be read” piles grow and the voracious all-night reading continues. Another Tony from Melbourne Australia, @Messy_tony (his Twitter handle) may sometimes be mistaken for the more famous Malone Tony but rest assured they’re two different people. Messy Tony can be found at Messengers Booker (and more) and at Messenger’s Booker on Facebook – with a blog containing the word “booker” why wouldn’t he read this list?


Lori Feathers lives in Dallas, Texas, and is a freelance book critic and member of the National Book Critics Circle.  Her recent reviews can be found at Words Without Borders, Full Stop, World Literature Today, Three Percent, Rain Taxi and on Twitter @LoriFeathers


Bellezza is a blogger from Chicago, Illinois, who has been writing Dolce Bellezza for ten years. She has run the Japanese Literature Challenge for 9 years, and her reviews can be found on publisher sites such as Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Peirene Press, and SoHo Press. It is her great joy to participate in the shadow jury for the Man Booker International Prize with fellow participants who are experts in translated literature.


David Hebblethwaite is a book blogger and reviewer from the north of England, now based in the south. He has written about translated fiction for Words Without Borders, Shiny New Books, Strange Horizons, and We Love This Book. He blogs at David’s Book World and tweets as @David_Heb.
Grant Rintoul is a Scottish reviewer who lives on the coast not far from the 39 steps said to have inspired Buchan’s novel. Luckily the weather is generally ideal for reading. He blogs at 1streading, so-called as he rarely has time to look at anything twice. He can sometimes be found on Twitter @GrantRintoul

12 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Bellezza
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 00:50:00

    Stu, I am unbelievably excited to begin our adventure again; for me this will be the third year to be a part of the shadow jury, and it is a highlight of my reading year. Thanks so much to you, and Tony, for organizing us. Woot-woot!


  3. sharkell
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 02:11:56

    A very prestigious panel! Looking forward to it.


  4. roughghosts
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 06:21:27

    Cheers all. I will watch for your predictions with baited breath!


  5. MarinaSofia
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 07:03:04

    Excellent panel, look forward to reading your thoughts!


  6. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 07:25:45

    Fab! Looking forward to lots of bookish recommendations!


  7. JacquiWine
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 07:56:29

    A very fine panel! I’m looking forward to keeping an eye on the reviews. Happy reading. 🙂


  8. Deepika Ramesh
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 08:51:16

    Stu, I am glad to have discovered your blog. I am more happy, for I seem to have discovered at a great time. I look forward to reading the reviews. Happy reading! 🙂


  9. A Little Blog of Books
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 11:13:41

    Thanks Stu, really pleased to be part of this again and can’t wait to see what’s on the longlist this year 🙂


  10. WordsAndPeace
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 05:03:12

    sorry not to be able to join this year


  11. julikins
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 23:40:56

    Can’t wait to follow along!! Looking forward to seeing what stands out 😀


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