Friday, January 25, 2008

2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist

SEVENTEEN BOOKS have been longlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. By the end of February 2008, six books will be shortlisted from this treasure trove of literary fiction from all over the world. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on May 8, 2008.

The Longlist
1. The Yacoubian Building / Alaa al Aswany (trans. from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies) (Fourth Estate)
2. The Book of Words / Jenny Erpenbeck (trans. from the German by Susan Bernofsky) (Portobello Books)
3. The Moon Opera / Bi Feiyu (trans. from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt) (Telegram Books)
4. Castorp / Pawel Huelle (trans. from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd Jones) (Serpent’s Tail)
5. Agamemnon’s Daughter / Ismail Kadare (trans. from the French by David Bellos) (Canongate)
6. Let It Be Morning / Sayed Kashua (trans. from the Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger) (Atlantic Books)
7. Measuring the World / Daniel Kehlmann (trans. from the German by Carol Brown Janeway) (Quercus)
8. Gregorius / Bengt Ohlsson (trans. from the Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella) (Portobello Books)
9. Shutterspeed / Erwin Mortier (trans. from the Dutch by Ina Rilke) (Harvill Secker)
10. The Past / Alan Pauls (trans. from the Spanish by Nick Caistor) (Harvill Secker)
11. Rivers of Babylon / Peter Pist’anek (trans. from the Slovak by Peter Petro) (Garnett Press)
12. Delirium / Laura Restrepo (trans. from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer) (Harvill Secker)
13. The Model / Lars Saabye Christensen (trans. from the Norwegian by Don Barlett) (Arcadia Books)
14. Bahia Blues / Yasmina Traboulsi (trans. from the French by Polly McLean) (Arcadia Books)
15. The Way of the Women / Marlene van Niekerk (trans. from the Afrikaans by Michiel do Heyns) (Little, Brown)
16. Omega Minor / Paul Verhaeghen (trans. from the Dutch by Paul Verhaeghen) (Dalkey Archive Press)
17. Montano / Enrique Vilas-Matas (trans. from the Spanish by Jonathan Dunne) (Harvill Secker)


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