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