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Man Booker International Prize 2016 – a treasure trove of translated novels

I have great faith in translated international book prizes, only the best make into the English language market and choosing the very best of those is inevitable going to result in a list of excellent books. I’m thrilled to see Mend the Living and A Whole Life on the list as they are both amongst my absolute favourite recent reads. I’ve also just finished the wonderfully quirky The Vegetarian, unlike anything I’ve read before. And then there is Elena Ferrante’s books, three of which I’ve reviewed on this blog (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name and Days of Abandonment.) If the quality of those I’ve read is anything to go by, all of these should be amazing reads.

  • The Story of a Lost Child – Elena Ferrante
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal
  • Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
  • The Four Books by Yan Lianke
  • Tram 83 by Fiston Mawanza Mujila
  • A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar
  • Ladivine by Marie NDiaye
  • Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe
  • White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen
  • A Strangeness of My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
  • A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

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