Several titles and authors of genre interest are on the 13-title longlist for the 2020 International Booker Prize:
- The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, Shokoofeh Azar, translated anonymously (Europa)
- Serotonin, Michel Houellebecq, translated by Shaun Whiteside (William Heinemann)
- Tyll, Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Ross Benjamin (Quercus)
- The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder (Harvill Secker)
- Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell (Oneworld)
The award is given “every year for a single book that is translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.” The £50,000 prize is divided equally among the author and translator(s). Shortlisted authors and translators will each receive £1,000. Judges for 2020 are Lucie Campos, Jennifer Croft, Ted Hodgkinson (chair), Valeria Luiselli, and Jeet Thayil. The shortlist will be announced April 2 and the winner on May 19, 2020.
For more information, including the complete longlist, see the Booker Prize website.
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