Man Booker International Prize Announces 2017 Shortlist

Posted by Hayley on April 20, 2017
The Man Booker Prize International shortlist was announced this Thursday. Congrats to all the authors and translators!

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award, hosted in the United Kingdom, that annually recognizes a single book in English translation. The winning book receives £50,000, to be shared equally between the author and the translator.

The winner will be announced on June 14th. Check out all of the shortlist titles below and add them to your Want to Read list:

Compass
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A Horse Walks into a Bar
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The Unseen
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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
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Judas
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Fever Dream
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Which book do you think will take home the prize? Check out all the past Man Booker International Prize winners here.


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message 1: by Harry (new)

Harry Whitewolf Ya mean they overlooked me again? ;)


message 2: by Verena (new)

Verena Roy Jacobsen ♡


message 3: by Paul (new)

Paul E. Morph Harry wrote: "Ya mean they overlooked me again? ;)"

You wuz robbed, 'Arry! ROBBED!


message 4: by Sally (new)

Sally I nearly always hate Man Booker prize winners. Some of these sound interesting but I will avoid them since I am always disappointed.


message 5: by Maliha (new)

Maliha Fever Dream was amazing! Gonna read the rest now, with A Horse walks into a Bar starting tonight :)


message 6: by John (new)

John Pham I picked up “Fever Dream” in the wee hours, and a low, sick thrill took hold of me as I read it. I was checking the locks in my apartment by page thirty. By the time I finished the book, I couldn’t bring myself to look out the windows.


message 7: by Meike (new)

Meike Nooooo....where is "Bricks and Mortar"?


message 8: by Caroline (new)

Caroline John wrote: "I picked up “Fever Dream” in the wee hours, and a low, sick thrill took hold of me as I read it. I was checking the locks in my apartment by page thirty. By the time I finished the book, I couldn’t..."

This was on my to read list John but from what you have said I don't think I will now!!


Adi Rocks Socks John wrote: "I picked up “Fever Dream” in the wee hours, and a low, sick thrill took hold of me as I read it. I was checking the locks in my apartment by page thirty. By the time I finished the book, I couldn’t..."

I now NEED to read this book.


message 10: by Harry (new)

Harry Whitewolf Paul wrote: "Harry wrote: "Ya mean they overlooked me again? ;)"

You wuz robbed, 'Arry! ROBBED!"


I know, right? ;)


message 11: by Val (new)

Val Sally wrote: "I nearly always hate Man Booker prize winners. Some of these sound interesting but I will avoid them since I am always disappointed."
This is a new form of the Booker International Prize, last year was the first. The winner was not amazing, but it is worth giving this list a bit more of a try.


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