Five for VINTAGE on the Man Booker International Longlist

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2017 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. We’re thrilled to announce that VINTAGE have an incredible five titles on the longlist including:

The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke

Judas by Amos Oz

The Traitor’s Niche by Ismail Kadare

War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman

The prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the £50,000 prize divided between the author and the translator of the winning entry. Previous winners from Vintage include Ismail Kadare, Alice Munro and Philip Roth.

Speaking about this year’s longlist, Nick Barley, chair of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize judging panel, said:

‘Fiction in translation is flourishing: in these times when walls are being built, this explosion of brilliant ideas from around the world arriving into the English language feels more important than ever.’

The shortlist of six books will be announced on 20th April and the winner of the 2017 prize will be announced on 14 June at a formal dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

The full longlist can be viewed here.

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