Month: March 2023

The 2023 International Booker Longlist

Posted March 15, 2023 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Literary Prizes / 4 Comments

The International Booker Prize is my favourite literary prize I like to follow. Every year I am excited to see the longlist and hope to be able to read it in its entirety. As I am in Australia, this is always a difficult task. When the longlist drops, I often scramble to see if my library has the books to reserve and every year I hope that I have read a large portion of the list to make things easier. This year is going to be a challenge, I do not own any of these books. I know I will not complete the entire longlist before the winner is announced, I create this post to make it easier for me to track my progress.

  • Ninth Building by Zou Jingzhi (translated by Jeremy Tiang)
  • A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding by Amanda Svensson (translated by Nichola Smalley)
  • Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel (translated by Rosalind Harvey)
  • Pyre by Perumal Murugan (translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan)
  • While We Were Dreaming by Clemens Meyer (translated by Katy Derbyshire)
  • The Birthday Party by Laurent Mauvignier (translated by Daniel Levin Becker)
  • Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv by Andrey Kurkov (translated by Reuben Woolley)
  • Is Mother Dead by Vigdis Hjorth (translated by Charlotte Barslund)
  • Standing Heavy by GauZ’ (translated by Frank Wynne)
  • Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (translated by Angela Rodel)
  • The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Condé (translated by Richard Philcox)
  • Whale by Cheon Myeong-kwan (translated by Chi-Young Kim)
  • Boulder by Eva Baltasar (translated by Julia Sanches)