Shadow Man Booker international Shortlist


Tomorrow I am in London at the actual shortlist party and spending the day at London book fair. So as are tradition is we have announced the shadow shortlist , between the 8 members of our jury this year we have read 95 books each book had at least five people read them . So our shortlist is as follows tomorrow we will find out how our list compares to the actual list.


Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye

The four books by Yan Lianke


The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Mend the Living by Maylis Da Kerangal 


Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe

death by water by kenzaburo Oe

The story of Lost child by elena ferrante

That is our six it was very close with one book just missing by a hair making our six so from Japan to France we have our six.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. fulcherkim
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 08:36:00

    Excellent choices – the “missing by a hair” book being Tram 83 is another solid choice. Don’t envy you having to pick one of those 6 – could be some passionate discussions.

    Lucky you re the invite to the actual shortlist party! Do you know what time the official shortlist will be announced?


  3. JacquiWine
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:48:41

    A great selection of books on your shortlist – well done to everyone on the Shadow Panel for all that reading. I hope you have fun at the shortlist party!


  4. Caroline
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:09:45

    Have fun at the shortlist party.
    The list looks really good.


  5. whisperinggums
    Apr 13, 2016 @ 13:58:22

    I haven’t read these books of course, though I’m interested in the Lianke and Oe in particular, but how lovely you’ll be at the shortlist party (again?). I look forward to reading how your illustrious (and I mean this) panel compares with the judges.


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