Elena Ferrante and Orhan Pamuk among Man Booker International 2016 Longlist Authors

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The Man Booker International Prize has announced the 13 books on the longlist for this year’s prize. The list of authors include the pseudonymous Italian author Elena Ferrante and Nobel prize winners from Turkey and Japan: Orhan Pamuk and Kenzaburō Ōe respectively. The prize, which has a £50,000 prize attached, has changed formats this year. It used to be awarded to any work published in English or in English translation. Now the prize will be restricted to works in translation, with the prize split between translator and author. (The Man Booker prize used to only be open to authors from the commonwealth, but now is open to any authors writing in English.) The winner will be revealed in April.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016 Longlist

José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) Daniel Hahn, A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker)

Elena Ferrante (Italy) Ann Goldstein, The Story of the Lost Child (Europa Editions)

Han Kang (South Korea) Deborah Smith, The Vegetarian (Portobello Books)

Maylis de Kerangal (France) Jessica Moore, Mend the Living (Maclehose Press)

Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia) Labodalih Sembiring, Man Tiger (Verso Books)

Yan Lianke (China) Carlos Rojas, The Four Books (Chatto & Windus)

Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo/Austria) Roland Glasser, Tram 83 (Jacaranda)

Raduan Nassar (Brazil) Stefan Tobler, A Cup of Rage (Penguin Modern Classics)

Marie NDiaye (France) Jordan Stump, Ladivine (Maclehose Press)

Kenzaburō Ōe (Japan) Deborah Boliner Boem, Death by Water (Atlantic Books)

Aki Ollikainen (Finland) Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah, White Hunger (Peirene Press)

Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) Ekin Oklap, A Strangeness in My Mind (Faber & Faber)

Robert Seethaler (Austria) Charlotte Collins, A Whole Life (Picador)

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