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Man Booker International Prize: Eligible Books 2016

Update: Click here for the officially longlisted titles.

In the Goodreads tradition of the annual Booker eligible lists, this is a list of prospects for the new-style Man Booker International Prize, as merged with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP).
The award is for a single work of fiction, translated into English and published in the UK.
Both novels and short story collections are eligible for the International Prize.

Longlist: March 10, 2016 (12 or 13 books)
Shortlist: April 14, 2016 (6 books)
Winner: May 16, 2016


Judges: Boyd Tonkin (Chair), Tahmina Anam, David Bellos, Daniel Medin, Ruth Padel

A PDF of the prize rules is here.

If adding a title to this list, please bear in mind:
- Author and translator must be living at the time of the prize.
- Publisher must have its "principal place of business in the UK". (The translation may have been released earlier in other English-speaking countries, but never previously issued by any British publisher.)
- The book must have its first UK publication between 1 January 2015 and 30 April 2016.
- No retranslations, or reprints of translations previously published in Britain.
Thanks.

Book published after 30th April 2016? For the start of a 2017 list, click here.
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message 1: by Antonomasia (last edited Jan 11, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Antonomasia Publishers' catalogues checked today:
Peirene
And Other Stories
Fitzcarraldo Editions*
Pushkin
Comma Press*
Dedalus Books
Head of Zeus (none)
Serpent's Tail / Tuskar Rock / Clerkenwell
Canongate
Faber & Faber
Istros Books
Maclehose Press/ Quercus***
Europa Editions
Gallic Books*
Portobello / Granta*
CB Editions
Fourth Estate /William Collins (none)
Bloomsbury (It's unclear whether some of the Bloomsbury Qatar books appeared first in English or Arabic.)
Alma Books**
Transworld**
Hertfordshire Press* (no 2015 publications listed)
Hodder & Stoughton (none)
John Murray Press (none)
Sceptre*** (one)
Orion Books (one)
Hesperus Press***
Short Books** (none)
Peter Owen (none - crime series & deceased authors)
Stork Press (none new on site)
Norvik Press (none - deceased authors only)
Penguin (has catalogues on Edelweiss but appeared to be incomplete; no mention of some new Penguin books discussed in media)
Vintage incl Harvill Secker & other PRH imprints in Vintage catalogue


* Couldn't locate systematic catalogues for these publishers. I got their titles from the comprehensive English PEN 2015 preview and, where possible, "what's new?" or sort orders on the websites.
(The least user-friendly site for this was Portobello, which had some broken links.)
** Only had catalogues available for Autumn 2015, and it was hard to determine which titles were from earlier this year.
*** Only had Spring 2015 catalogues available.

Other publishers nominated in the IFFP in recent years:
Telegram - couldn't find new publications on their site
Constable & Robinson / Corsair - now part of Little, Brown - couldn't locate their catalogues

These may not be eligible now if the publisher's principal office has to be in the UK:
Dalkey
Yale University Press
Under the IFFP rules, the publishers just had to have an office in the UK.

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UK publishers other than those above release a few books of translated literary fiction every year - please do add those works if you know of any that fit the rules. The only reason they're not on here yet is because it's harder to locate those titles systematically, especially if you don't work in the book trade.

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Notes on a few titles omitted:
Inside the Head of Bruno Schultz (Pushkin) book includes short stories by the deceased Schultz as well as the titular novella.
Swallow Summer - Larissa Boening (Comma) - previously published in 2012 by Carcanet
Wondrous Physician - Jorge de Sena (Dedalus) - has a 1986 Everyman edition that appears to have been published in the UK
Modiano: Occupation Trilogy contains some work previously published in the UK; Pedigree appears to be a memoir

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06/01/16
Checked same catalogues again & added extra titles.
No 2016 catalogues online yet for 4th Estate/Collins, Canongate, Dedalus and a few others.
Tried to find out about World Editions, sounds like new small press, but website down.
Titles from Haus Publishing added.


message 2: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia Oops - my error: Europa Editions' principal office is in New York, so their books are not eligible. I've removed all my additions of their books, but others' votes for Viola di Grado's Hollow Heart are still on here at present. Will notify voters before removing it.


message 3: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia @Clarissa, thank you for the clarifying info. In that case I won't remove anyone else's votes for Europa books. Good job I posted the comments rather than simply deleting the book from the list.

In explanation:
There was no UK address listed on the .com version of their website. Also, as a technicality it appeared to explain the otherwise surprising omission of recent Elena Ferrante books from IFFP longlist.


message 4: by Daniela (new)

Daniela I am in charge of Europa Editions UK office, and I'd like to confirm that we do indeed satisfy all the eligibility requirements. Elena Ferrante's omission from IFFP longlist is indeed surprising but not down to eligibility issue. Thank you Clarissa and Antonomasia.


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