Man booker international longlist 2019


  • Jokha Alharthi (Arabic / Omani),  Marilyn Booth, Celestial Bodies (Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Can Xue (Chinese / Chinese), Annelise Finegan Wasmoen, Love In The New Millennium (Yale University Press)
  • Annie Ernaux (French / French), Alison L. Strayer, The Years (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • Hwang Sok-yong (Korean / Korean), Sora Kim-Russell, At Dusk (Scribe, UK)
  • Mazen Maarouf (Arabic / Icelandic and Palestinian), Jonathan Wright, Jokes For The Gunmen (Granta, Portobello Books)
  • Hubert Mingarelli (French / French), Sam Taylor, Four Soldiers (Granta, Portobello Books)
  • Marion Poschmann (German / German), Jen Calleja, The Pine Islands (Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail)
  • Samanta Schweblin (Spanish / Argentine and Italian), Megan McDowell, Mouthful Of Birds (Oneworld)
  • Sara Stridsberg (Swedish / Swedish), Deborah Bragan-Turner, The Faculty Of Dreams (Quercus, MacLehose Press)
  • Olga Tokarczuk (Polish / Polish), Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Spanish / Colombian), Anne McLean, The Shape Of The Ruins (Quercus, MacLehose Press)
  • Tommy Wieringa (Dutch / Dutch), Sam Garrett, The Death Of Murat Idrissi (Scribe, UK)
  • Alia Trabucco Zeran (Spanish / Chilean and Italian), Sophie Hughes, The Remainder (And Other Stories)

I didn’t get any right and a quick check of my library last night and the funds being low I’ll not be covering much over the long list well that’s what I thought last night but in the cold light of day I have managed to find second-hand copies of four books and only have the Can Xue Annie Ernaux and Marion Poschmann the later isn’t out yet.  I have reviewed two of the book have one more from the library at home and have order the other two my library has so after thinking last night it was a desperate situation it isn’t so bad three quarters is reasonable for now.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael @ Knowledge Lost
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 08:34:56

    It’s going to be an odd longlist to try and read through


  2. BookerTalk
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 08:38:20

    I don’t recognise most of those names… I doubt I can get copies of them via the library so it will need to be second hand dealers for me too


  3. Lisa Hill
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 11:35:15

    Well done, Stu. it sounds like a feast of reading, eh?


  4. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:41:44

    Well, I’ve only read one – the Olga Tokarczuk – which I lobed and which I want to win! Look forward to your thoughts on the others! 😀


  5. biblioglobal
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 17:01:01

    I’m pleased to see Celestial Bodies on the list. It seems like a lot of readers didn’t love it, but I thought it was a very interesting book. (Though definitely not an easy one to get a hold of, at least not in the U.S.)


  6. Anokatony
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 03:48:22

    I read the previous novel, ‘The Sound of Things Falling’, by Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez, and from that read I could easily see him as the winner of this prize.


  7. Bellezza
    Apr 01, 2019 @ 17:38:53

    I always write the publishers for a copy, and they are very generous. Only Sandstone Press (Celestial Bodies) didn’t wish to send to the States.


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