There are more diverse reads you can find from this year’s Man Booker International Prize long and shortlists.
The Man Booker International Prize is awarded to a book translated into English. Prior to 2016, the prize was awarded biennially to a body of work.
The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize has listed works from five languages (Arabic, French, German, Polish and Spanish) by some independent publishers.
The shortlisted titles are:
Celestial Bodies (Jokha Alharthi, trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press)
The Years (Annie Ernaux, trans by Alison L Strayer, Seven Stories)
The Pine Islands (Marion Poschmann, trans by Jen Calleja, Serpent’s Tail)
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Olga Tokarczuk, trans by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Text)
The Shape of the Ruins (Juan Gabriel Vásquez, trans by Anne McLean, MacLehose Press)
The Remainder (Alia Trabucco Zeran, trans by Sophie Hughes, And Other Stories).