The International Booker Prize 2021 longlist
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You can start and finish this challenge whenever you like!
The longlist for the 2021 prize was announced on 29 March 2021. The shortlist for the prize will be announced on 22 April, and the winner announced on 2 June.
I'm aiming to read as many of the 13 longlisted books as I can this year. Who'll join me?
You can find a good rundown of the longlisted books here.
1. I Live in the Slums by Can Xue, translated from Chinese by Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping, Yale University Press
2. At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated from French by Anna Mocschovakis, Pushkin Press
3. The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili, translated from Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway, Peirene Press
4. The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez, translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell, Granta Books
5. When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut, translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West, Pushkin Press
6. The Perfect Nine: The Epic Gikuyu and Mumbi by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, translated from Gikuyu by the author, VINTAGE, Harvill Secker
9. An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky, translated from German by Jackie Smith, Quercus, MacLehose Press