UPDATE: Click here to see which titles were shortlisted.
Well, here we go again: the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013 longlist was announced last week and once again I’ve been invited to join the Shadow Jury coordinated by Stu from Winston’s Dad. The other members of the team are Tony from Tony’s Reading List, Gary from The Parrish Lantern, and Mark from Eleutherophobia. Between us, we aim to review all the books on the longlist, and this page will eventually have links to all the reviews by the Shadow Prize Jury.
(Update: 27 March 2013: I have decided to add in some extra reviews, from blogging friends who comprise the Giller Prize Shadow Jury. So for some titles, you may find reviews from Kim at Reading Matters, Trevor at The Mookse and the Gripes, or Kevin from Kevin from Canada.)
Links on the longlist below are to The Book Depository where you can read a description of the book, and the reviews are below each title.
THE DETOUR by Gerbrand Bakker; trans. David Colmer (Dutch); Harvill Secker
BUNDU by Chris Barnard; trans. Michiel Heyns (Afrikaans); Alma Books
HHhH by Lauren Binet; trans. Sam Taylor (French); Harvill Secker (On order)
TRIESTE by Dasa Drndic; trans. Ellen Elias-Bursac (Croatian); MacLehose
COLD SEA STORIES by Pawel Huelle; trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Polish); Comma
THE MURDER OF HALLAND by Pia Juul; trans. Martin Aitken (Danish); Peirene
THE FALL OF THE STONE CITY by Ismail Kadare; trans. John Hodgson (Albanian); Canongate (On order)
IN PRAISE OF HATRED by Khalid Khalifa; trans. Leri Price (Arabic); Transworld
A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Karl Ove Knausgaard; trans. Don Bartlett (Norwegian); Harvill Secker;
SATANTANGO by Laszlo Krasznahorkai; trans. George Szirtes (Hungarian); Tuskar Rock
BLACK BAZAAR by Alain Mabanckou; trans. Sarah Ardizzone (French); Serpent’s Tail
THE LAST OF THE VOSTYACHS by Diego Marani; trans. Judith Landry (Italian); Dedalus;
TRAVELLER OF THE CENTURY by Andres Neuman; trans. Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia (Spanish); Harvill Secker
SILENT HOUSE by Orhan Pamuk; trans. Robert Finn (Turkish); Faber
THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING by Juan Garcia Vasquez; trans. Anne McLean (Spanish); Bloomsbury
DUBLINESQUE by Enrique Vilas-Matas; trans. Rosalind Harvey & Anne McLean (Spanish); Harvill Secker
Links on the titles are all to the Book Depository.