Three Penguin Random House titles on the Man Booker International Prize 2016 Longlist

This year’s longlist, which includes books from 12 countries including Angola, South Korea and Brazil, is the first by the Man Booker International Prize since it joined forces with The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The Booker was previously awarded to authors for a body of work, but now the award is for a single novel, shared with the translator.

Penguin Random House are delighted to announce that there are 3 titles from the group in contention, from some of our greatest living authors.

The £50,000 prize will be divided equally between the writer of the winning book and its translator.

Author (nationality) Translator Title (imprint)

José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) Daniel Hahn, A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker)

Yan Lianke (China) Carlos Rojas, The Four Books (Chatto & Windus)

Raduan Nassar (Brazil) Stefan Tobler, A Cup of Rage (Penguin Modern Classics)

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The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges, chaired by Boyd Tonkin, senior writer on The Independent, and consisting of: anthropologist and novelist Tahmima Anam; academic David Bellos, Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University; editor and academic Daniel Medin, who holds a comparative literature professorship at the American University of Paris (AUP); and prize-winning British poet and author Ruth Padel.

The judges will announce a shortlist of six books on 14 April, with the winner announced on 16 May at a formal dinner at the V & A.

 

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