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Erica | 922 comments Mod
Longlist was announced just the other day. Is anyone planning on reading any of the books? or have you read any already?
I had already bought a copy of Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck so started reading that yesterday. Enjoying it so far. Have also got out The Stolen Bicycle from the library as well


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Erica | 922 comments Mod
Should have included the long-list titles. Here is the link:

http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man...


message 3: by Erica (new)

Erica | 922 comments Mod
List:

Author (nationality), Translator, Title (imprint)
• Laurent Binet (France), Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language (Harvill Secker)
• Javier Cercas (Spain), Frank Wynne, The Impostor (MacLehose Press)
• Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
• Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone (Portobello Books)
• Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
• Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love (Charco Press)
• László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain (Seagull Books)
• Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
• Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
• Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle (Text Publishing)
• Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest (Harvill Secker)


message 4: by P.D.R. (new)

P.D.R. Lindsay (pdrlindsay) | 1646 comments I do thank all you good people who post the lists. I can copy and paste for my library and ask for the books!


message 5: by Erica (new)

Erica | 922 comments Mod
Yeah I like using these lists to find out about different books :)


message 6: by Erica (new)

Erica | 922 comments Mod
I've just finished Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (translated from the German).

Really liked it. Gave it 5*. Humanises the current refugee crises around the world, with a particular focus on Berlin, Germany.

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck


message 7: by P.D.R. (new)

P.D.R. Lindsay (pdrlindsay) | 1646 comments I've got that one (Go Went Gone) on request at the library. Haven't found the others yet!


message 8: by Erica (new)

Erica | 922 comments Mod
I've managed to get my hands on The 7th Function of Language which I hope is as good as this earlier novel HHhH.
Also picked up The White Book by last year's winner Han Kang


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