Murder, sex, dystopia and madness earned spots on the diverse longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize.
This year’s longlist includes only two entries from the United States, as opposed to four in 2017.
The 2018 longlist includes Javier Ceras’s novel about Enric Marco, who spent 30 years pretending to have survived Nazi concentration camps.
The list, a contemporary fiction who’s-who, includes Colson Whitehead for “The Underground Railroad” and George Saunders for “Lincoln in the Bardo.”
“I’m not going to waste my breath hoping for change to come from the current Israeli administration,” Jessica Cohen said in her acceptance speech.
“I’m not going to waste my breath hoping for change to come from the current Israeli administration.”
Israeli novelist David Grossman and his translator, Jessica Cohen, have won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for “A Horse Walks Into a Bar.”
David Grossman and Amos Oz are finalists for the Man Booker Prize. Which is good news for literature and, unfortunately, for anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.
Israeli novelists David Grossman and Amos Oz have been shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.
The prize, granted annually, is a prestigious award for English-language literature.