2023 International Booker Prize Shortlist

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2023 International Booker Prize Shortlist

Abr 18, 2023, 10:13 am

The shortlist for this year's International Booker Prize shortlist was announced at the London Book Fair this morning:

The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Condé, translated from French by Richard Philcox, a novel about a child abandoned in Martinique who grows up to become a Christlike figure.

Boulder by Eva Baltasar, translated from Catalan by Julia Sanches, which is about two women who settle in Iceland together and the challenges that they face after deciding to have a child.

Standing Heavy by GauZ’, an author from Ivory Coast who uses a pseudonym. The novel, translated from French by Frank Wynne, follows the lives of undocumented immigrants in France who work as security guards.

Still Born by the Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel. Translated from Spanish by Rosalind Harvey, it follows two best friends who share an aversion to motherhood only for one to fall pregnant.

Whale by Cheon Myeong-kwan, translated from Korean by Chi-Young Kim. Originally published in South Korea in 2004, this magical-realist novel follows the life of an ambitious young woman who builds a movie theater designed to look like a whale.

Georgi Gospodinov’s Time Shelter, translated from Bulgarian by Angela Rodel, is a complex novel in which a psychiatrist creates historical spaces for dementia patients to help them retain memories. The experiment proves so successful that soon whole countries are considering living in the past.

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on May 23 at a ceremony in London.

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Ago 15, 2023, 7:32 pm

The only one I’ve read is Time Shelter. Well, almost read. I put it down to read another book I’d had on hold at the library and it’s a hard book to come back to.