Posted on 04/06/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On the same day that NPR posted its review of Hurricane Season, it was revealed that the book had made the International Booker Prize shortlist. 

So in the interest of fairness, rather than just highlight one review of the novel, we decided to gather critical takes of all the nominees.

The website BookMarks did most of the heavy lifting there, but we’ve tried to find something for the novels that haven’t made it there yet.

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, written by Shokoofeh Azar and translated by Anonymous from Farsi. 

The Adventures of China Iron, written by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara and translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh from Spanish.

Tyll, written by Daniel Kehlmann and translated by Ross Benjamin from German.

Hurricane Season, written by Fernanda Melchor and translated by Sophie Hughes from Spanish.

The Memory Police, written by Yōko Ogowa and translated by Stephen Snyder from Japanese.

The Discomfort of Evening, written by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translated by Michele Hutchison from Dutch.

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