The Booker International Prize


Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung translated from Korean by Anton Hur

After The Sun by Jonas Eika translated from Danish by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg,Lolli Editions

A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse translated from Norwegian by Damion Searls,Fitzcarraldo Editions

More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman translated from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen,Jonathan Cape

The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman translated from French by Leslie Camhi,Virago

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami translated from Japanese by Samuel Bett and David Boyd,Picador, Pan Macmillan

Paradais by Fernanda Melchor translated from Spanish by Sophie Hughes,Fitzcarraldo Editions

Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park translated from Korean by Anton Hur

Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu translated from Indonesian by Tiffany Tsao

Elena Knowsby by Claudia Piñeiro translated from Spanish by Frances Riddle,Charco Press

Phenotypes by Paulo Scott translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn,And Other Stories

Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell

The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft,Fitzcarraldo Editions


  • Can Xue (Chinese) Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping I live in the slums (Yale University Press) Longlist
  • David Diop (Fransk) Anna Mocschovakis At night all Blood is Black (Pushkin Press) Longlist
  • Nana Ekvtimishvili (Georgian) Elizabeth Heihway The Pear Field ( Peirene Press) Longlist
  • Mariana Enrìquez (Spansk) Megan McDowell The Dangers of Smoking in Bed ( Granta Books) Longslist
  • Benjamìn Labatut (Spansk) Adrian Nathan West When We Cease to Understand the World (Pushkin Press) Longlist
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o ( ) Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o The perfect Nine:The Epic Gikuyu and Mumbi (VINTAGE,Harwill Secker) Longlist
  • Olga Ravn (Dansk) Martin Aitken The Employees (Lollo Editions) Longlist
  • Jaap Robben (Nederlandsk) David Doherty Summer Brother (World Editions) Longlist
  • Judith Schalansky (Tysk) Jackie Smith An Inventory of Losses ( Quercus,MacLehose Press) Longlist
  • Adania Shibli (Arabisk) Elisabeth Jaquette Minor Detail ( Fitzcarraldo Editions) Longlist
  • Maria Stepanova (Russisk) Sasha Dugdale In Memory of Memory ( Fitzcarraldo Editions) Longlist
  • Andrzej Tichý (Svensk) Nichola Smalley Wretchedness (And Other Stories) Longlist
  • Èric Vuillard (Fransk) Mark Polizzotti The War of the Poor (Pan Macmillan, Picador) Longlist


  • Shokoofeh Azar (Farsi-Iran) Anonymous The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree Europa Editions (shortlist)
  • Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Spanish-Argentina) Iona Macintyre og Fiona Mackintosh The Adventures of China Iron Charco Press (shortlist)
  • Daniel Kehlmann (German-Germany) Ross Benjamin Tyll Quercus (shortlist)
  • Fernanda Melchor (Spanish-Mexico) Sophie Hughes Hurricane Season Fitzcarraldo Editions (shortlist)
  • Yoko Ogawa (Japanese-Japan) Stephen Snyder The Memory Police Harvill Secker (shortlist)
  • Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Dutch-Netherlands) Michele Hutchison The Discomfort of Evening Faber & Faber (shortlist)
  • Willem Anker (Afrikaans-South Africa) Michiel Heyns Red Dog Pushkin Press
  • Jon Fosse (Norwegian-Norway) Damion Searls The Other Name: Septology I-II Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • Nino Haratischvili (German-Georgia) Charlotte Collins og Ruth Martin The Eighth Life Scribe UK
  • Michel Houellebecq (French-France) Shaun Whiteside Serotonin William Heinemann
  • Emmanuelle Pagano (French-France) Sophie Lewis og Jennifer Higgins Faces on the Tip of My Tongue Peirene Press
  • Samantha Schweblin (Spanish-Argentina) Megan McDowell Little Eyes Oneworld
  • Enrique Vila-Matas (Spanish-Spain) Margaret Jull Costa og Sophie Hughes Mac and His Problem Harvill Secker


  • Johka Alharthi (Arabic / Omani),  Marilyn Booth, Celestial Bodies (Sandstone Press Ltd)
  • Can Xue (Chinese / Chinese), Annelise Finegan Wasmoen, Love In The New Millennium (Yale University Press)
  • Annie Ernaux (French / French), Alison L. Strayer, The Years (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • Hwang Sok-yong (Korean / Korean), Sora Kim-Russell, At Dusk (Scribe, UK)
  • Mazen Maarouf (Arabic / Icelandic and Palestinian), Jonathan Wright, Jokes For The Gunmen (Granta, Portobello Books)
  • Hubert Mingarelli (French / French), Sam Taylor, Four Soldiers (Granta, Portobello Books)
  • Marion Poschmann (German / German), Jen Calleja, The Pine Islands (Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail)
  • Samanta Schweblin (Spanish / Argentine and Italian), Megan McDowell, Mouthful Of Birds (Oneworld)
  • Sara Stridsberg (Swedish / Swedish), Deborah Bragan-Turner, The Faculty Of Dreams (Quercus, MacLehose Press)
  • Olga Tokarczuk (Polish / Polish), Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Spanish / Colombian), Anne McLean, The Shape Of The Ruins (Quercus, MacLehose Press)
  • Tommy Wieringa (Dutch / Dutch), Sam Garrett, The Death Of Murat Idrissi (Scribe, UK)
  • Alia Trabucco Zeran (Spanish / Chilean and Italian), Sophie Hughes, The Remainder (And Other Stories)


• Laurent Binet (France), Sam Taylor, The 7th Function of Language (Harvill Secker)
• Javier Cercas (Spain), Frank Wynne, The Impostor (MacLehose Press)
• Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone (Portobello Books)
Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff, Die, My Love (Charco Press)
• László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press)
• Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), Simon Pare, The Flying Mountain (Seagull Books)
• Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
• Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
• Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), Darryl Sterk, The Stolen Bicycle (Text Publishing)
• Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), Natasha Wimmer, The Dinner Guest (Harvill Secker)


  • Mathias Enard (France) Compass (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Charlotte Mandell
  • Wioletta Greg (Poland) Swallowing Mercury (Portobello Books) Eliza Marciniak
  • David Grossman (Israel) A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape) Jessica Cohen -Winner
  • Stefan Hertmans (Belgium) War and Turpentine (Harvill Secker) David McKay
  • Roy Jacobsen (Norway) The Unseen (Maclehose) Don Bartlett, Don Shaw-Shortlist
  • Ismail Kadare (Albania) The Traitor’s Niche (Harvill Secker) John Hodgson
  • Jon Kalman Stefansson (Iceland) Fish Have No Feet (Maclehose) Phil Roughton
  • Yan Lianke (China) The Explosion Chronicles (Chatto & Windus) Carlos Rojas
  • Alain Mabanckou (France) Black Moses (Serpent’s Tail) Helen Stevenson
  • Clemens Meyer (Germany) Bricks and Mortar (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Katy Derbyshire
  • Dorthe Nors (Denmark) Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Pushkin Press) Misha Hoekstra 
  • Amos Oz (Israel) Judas (Chatto & Windus) Nicholas de Lange 
  • Samanta Schweblin (Argentina) Fever Dream (Oneworld) Megan McDowell – Shortlist


  • Han Kang (Sør-Korea) The Vegetarian (Portobello Books) Deborah Smith (UK) – Winner!
  • José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) A General Theory of Oblivion(Harvill Secker) Daniel Hahn (UK) – shortlist
  • Elena Ferrante (Italia) The Story of the Lost Child (Europa Editions) Ann Goldstein (USA) – shortlist
  • Yan Lianke (Kina) The Four Books (Chatto & Windus) Carlos Rojas (USA) – shortlist
  • Orhan Pamuk (Tyrkia) A Strangeness in My Mind (Faber & Faber) Ekin Oklap (Tyrkia) – shortlist
  • Robert Seethaler (Østerrike) A Whole Life (Picador) Charlotte Collins (UK) – shortlist
  • Maylis de Kerangal (Frankrike) Mend the Living (Maclehose Press) Jessica Moore (Canada) – longlist
  • Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia) Man Tiger (Verso Books) Labodalih Sembiring () – longlist
  • Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Kongo-Kinshasa/Østerrike) Tram 83 (Jacaranda) Roland Glasser () – longlist
  • Raduan Nassar (Brasil) A Cup of Rage (Penguin) Stefan Tobler () – longlist
  • Marie NDiaye (Frankrike) Ladivine (Maclehose Press) Jordan Stump () – longlist
  • Kenzaburö Öe (Japan) Death by Water (Atlantic Books) Deborah Boliver Boehm () – longlist
  • Aki Ollikainen (Finland) White Hunger (Peirene Press) Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah () – longlist