The 2016 Man Booker International Prize is back in a new mission. It is now a prize for fiction in translation. Both novels and short story collections are eligible to win.
There are 13 books included in this year’s longlist. Two of the books are on Shelfie too. Scroll below to find out which books are included for ebook bundles!
Man Tiger is published by Verso UK. If you own a print copy, get the ebook on Shelfie for $3.99.
A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unraveled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.
Lyrical and bawdy, experimental and political, this extraordinary novel announces the arrival of a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.
Death by Water is published by Atlantic Books UK. . If you own a print copy, get the ebook on Shelfie for only $0.99!
For the first time in his long life, Nobel-laureate Kogito Choko is suffering from writer’s block. The book that he wishes to write would examine the turbulent relationship he had with his father, and the guilt he feels about being absent the night his father drowned in a storm-swollen river; but how to write about a man he never really knew? When his estranged sister unexpectedly calls, she offers Choko a remedy – she has in her possession an old and mysterious red trunk, the contents of which promise to unlock the many secrets of the man who disappeared from their lives decades before.
The shortlist will be announced in April 14th with the winner announced on May 16th! Read more about the nominated books, authors, and translators on The Man Booker International Prize website.