Posted on April 10, 2019 at 9:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
When the longlist for the Man Booker International Prize, there was some buzz about it, since relatively few major publishing houses were represented.
The talk about the prize shortlist, now, is how female authors have dominated it — five of the six novels were written by women.
Here are the contenders for the £50,000 ($65,810) prize, which is split between the author and the translator. The winner will be revealed May 21.
Celestial Bodies, written by Jokha Alharthi (Oman) and translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth.
The Years, written by Annie Ernaux (France) and translated by Alison Strayer.
The Pine Islands, written by Marion Poschmann (Germany) and translated by Jen Calleja.
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, written by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland) and translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
The Shape of the Ruins, written by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia) and translated from Spanish by Anne McLean.
The Remainder, written by Alia Trabucco Zerán (Chile and Italy) and translated from Spanish by Sophie Hughes.
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