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mandag 11. mars 2024

The 2024 International Booker Prize | Longlist

13 bøker har fått plass på langlista, og den er som følger:

* Not a River by Selva Almada, translated by Annie McDermott

* Simpatía by Rodrigo Blanco Calderón, translated by Noel Hernández González and Daniel Hahn

* Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Michael Hofmann

* The Details by Ia Genberg, translated by Kira Josefsson

* White Nights by Urszula Honek, translated by Kate Webster

* Mater 2-10 by Hwang Sok-Yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell and Youngjae Josephine Bae

* A Dictator Calls by Ismail Kadare, translated by John Hodgson

* The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Boris Dralyuk

* What I'd Rather Not Think About by Jente Posthuma, translated by Sarah Timmer Harvey

* Lost on Me by Veronica Raimo, translated by Leah Janeczko

* The House on Via Gemito by Domenico Starnone, translated by Oonagh Stransky

* Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior, translated by Johnny Lorenz

* Undiscovered by Gabriela Wiener, translated by Julia Sanches

I pressemeldingen står det følgande:
"The 2024 longlist for the International Booker Prize, the world’s most significant award for a single work of translated fiction, is announced today. 

With over a quarter of the nominated titles written by South American authors, and with books representing Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Venezuela, the longlist signals a second ‘boom’ in Latin American fiction.  

The 13 longlisted books are translated from ten original languages: Albanian, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. While some authors and their books might be unfamiliar to English-speaking readers, many are considered to be their respective countries’ greatest living writers. The inaugural winner of the prize in 2005, Ismail Kadare, makes the longlist. Nine authors and nine translators are longlisted for the first time. 

A number of the books highlight the struggles of individuals and minorities in the face of oppression. History – both personal and national – weighs heavily on characters, whether as a result of the hangover of communism in Eastern Europe, the legacy of slavery and land theft in Brazil, or the stultifying effect of military dictatorship in Korea."
I første omgang vil eg lese alt, men tid og tilgang til bøkene speler inn her. Eg har allerede lest The Details og har Kairos på lån frå biblioteket. Resten må eg på jakt etter.


2 kommentarer:

  1. For en liste! Kjekt at du har tilgang til et par bøker da. Jeg har lest Kairos, og Detaljene, skal ikke røpe terningkastene :)
    Kos deg med langlisten, håper det kommer noen omtaler underveis.

    1. Det er i alle fall planen å anmelde noko :-)

      Eg har funnet 3 stk på Nextory og, så starter med dei når eg er ute og går :-)