The Man Booker International Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

Man Booker International Longlist

The much-anticipated longlist for the Man Booker International Prize was announced earlier today. With authors from the Middle East, South America, and beyond, the 13 titles on the longlist will narrow to six finalists on April 12, the winner chosen in May. László Krasznahorkai and Han Kang have each been nominated twice, the latter winning in 2017 for her novel, The Vegetarian. To follow is a list of longlist tiles organized by their authors’ continent of origin, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.



The 7th Function of Language, by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor (France)

The Dinner Guest, by Gabriela Ybarra, translated by Natasha Wimmer (Spain)

Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft (Poland)

The Flying Mountain, by Christoph Ransmayr, translated by Simon Pare (Austria)

Like a Fading Shadow, by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Camilo A. Ramirez (Spain)

Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky (Germany)

The Impostor, by Javier Cercas, translated by Frank Wynne (Spain)

Vernon Subutex 1, by Virginie Despentes, translated by Frank Wynne (France)

The World Goes On, by László Krasznahorkai, translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet, and George Szirtes (Hungary)



Frankenstein in Baghdad, by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright (Iraq)

The Stolen Bicycle, by Wu Ming-Yi, translated by Darryl Sterk (Taiwan)

The White Book, by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith (South Korea)


South America

Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff (Argentina)



About the Author:

is currently a publishing intern for Booklist. After graduating from the University of Iowa Undergrad Writers' Program, she was an editorial apprentice at The Onion and began writing book reviews for The A.V Club. Elena reports on comedy for Chicago Mag and continues to appreciate what dogs and good movie theater seats can do for this world.

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