Man Booker International Prize 2018 Shortlist Roundup

May 22, 2018
by WLT

A collage of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize short-list nominees

Are you on the edge of your seat waiting for the announcement of the 2018 Man Book International Prize winner? Ease back and brush up on the shortlist with reviews and interviews of the translators and nominees.


Ahmed Saadawi, Frankenstein in Baghdad, trans. Jonathan Wright (Penguin)

A Review of Frankenstein in Baghdad by Rachel S. Cordasco

Interview with translator Jonathan Wright by Lane Ashfeldt


Han Kang, The White Book, trans. Deborah Smith (Portobello Books)

Interview with Hang Kang by Krys Lee

A Contemporary Korean Reading List by Han Kang

Review of The Vegetarian by Colleen Lutz Clemens

Review of Human Acts by Krys Lee  


Virginie Despentes (France), Vernon Subutex 1, trans. Frank Wynne (MacLehose Press)

Review of Vernon Subutex by Jeffrey Zuckerman 

Interview with translator Frank Wynne by Michelle Johnson  


László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), The World Goes On, trans. John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes (New Directions)

A Review of The World Goes On by Andrew Martino  


Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Like a Fading Shadow, trans. Camilo A. Ramirez (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Review of the Spanish original by Benjamin Bollig

And the English translation by Carson Schatzman