‘Frankenstein in Baghdad’ Makes 2018 Man Booker International Longlist

Ramirez                 Like a Fading Shadow
(Spain)                                                                                     (Tuskar Rock Press)
Christoph Ransmayr             Simon Pare                             The Flying Mountain
(Austria)                                                                                 (Seagull Books)
Ahmed Saadawi                     Jonathan Wright                    Frankenstein in Baghdad
(Iraq)                                                                                       (Oneworld)
Olga Tokarczuk                       Jennifer Croft                         Flights
(Poland)                                                                                  (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Wu Ming-Yi                             Darryl Sterk                             The Stolen Bicycle
(Taiwan)                                                                                  (Text Publishing)
Gabriela Ybarra                       Natasha Wimmer                   The Dinner Guest
(Spain)                                                                                     (Harvill Secker)
The shortlist of six books will be announced on April 12 at an event in London, with the winner set to be announced on May 22. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ Sunday Submissions: Modern Poetry in Translation’s LBGTQ+ IssueTeaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: ‘Narrating Conflict’ and ‘Literary Legacies of War in Lebanon’ ›Categories: other literary prizes The full longlist includes a number of celebrated world authors:
Author (nationality)          Translator                            Title (imprint)
Laurent Binet                          Sam Taylor                              The 7th Function of Language
(France)                                                                                 (Harvill Secker)
Javier Cercas                          Frank Wynne                          The Impostor
(Spain)                                                                                    (MacLehose Press)
Virginie Despentes                 Frank Wynne                          Vernon Subutex 1
(France)                                                                                 (MacLehose Press)
Jenny Erpenbeck                   Susan Bernofsky                     Go, Went, Gone
(Germany)                                                                              (Portobello Books)
Han Kang                                Deborah Smith                       The White Book
(South Korea)                                                                         (Portobello Books)
Ariana Harwicz                       Sarah Moses &                       Die, My Love
(Argentina)                            Carolina Orloff                        (Charco Press)
László Krasznahorkai             John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet      The World Goes On
(Hungary)                              & George Szirtes                     (Tuskar Rock Press)
Antonio Muñoz Molina          Camilo A. One —   Frankenstein in Baghdad — was translated from Arabic:
Ahmed Saadawi’s   Frankenstein in Baghdad   was published this January, in Jonathan Wright’s translation. The others were poet-translator Michael Hofmann, novelist Hari Kunzru, journalist and critic   Tim Martin, and novelist Helen Oyeyemi. The original Arabic, which came out in 2013, won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, a prize popularly known as the “Arabic Booker.”
The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges, chaired by author Lisa Appignanesi. Thirteen novels made the Man Booker International’s 2018 longlist, announced Monday afternoon. Samuel Shimon. The story, “A Sense of Remorse,” shares many themes with his award-winning   Frankenstein in Baghdad. It’s worth noting Saadawi also has a short detective story, translated by Jonathan Wright, in the forthcoming collection   Baghdad Noir,   ed.