The Man Booker International Prize 2017 Shortlist

With little over a fortnight remaining for the announcement of the winner of The Man Booker International Prize 2017, let us have a look on the shortlist.

  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

A tale of a dying woman and a boy, both unrelated to each other, facing the horrors of their life as they disclose their secrets.

  • Compass by Mathias Enard

A musical novel, filled with bits of humour. It is a story of a musicologist, Franz Ritter who is on his sickbed and drifting between memories of his past.

  • A Horse Walks Into A Bar by David Grossman

It is as story about a stand up comic who exposes his wounds as the audience watch his personal hell.

  • The Unseen by Roy Jacobson

The story about a girl living on an island with his parents .The little girl has to protect her home when a tragedy strike.

  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

A story of how changing your life is not easy. A single woman in her mid 40s struggle to give direction to her life. She finds herself between a bunch of physical and personal problems.

  • Judas by Amos Oz

Set in Jerusalem of late 1960s. A tale of how a student in the process of uncovering a strange house’s history, develops an understanding of Christianity and Judaism.


List of Judges

  • Nick Barley
  • Daniel Hahn
  • Helen Mort
  • Elif Shafak
  • Chika Unigwe

Here is a  YouTube video in which the judges talk about the shortlisted books :

To check out the winner go to : Winner of The Man Booker International Prize 2017

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