Man Booker Prize 2019 - Latest News

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Congratulations to Can Xue – whose latest book Love in the New Millennium has been selected for the Man Booker International Prize longlist.

Bettany Hughes, chair of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize judging panel, said:

‘This was a year when writers plundered the archive, personal and political. That drive is represented in our longlist, but so too are surreal Chinese train journeys, absurdist approaches to war and suicide, and the traumas of spirit and flesh. We’re thrilled to share 13 books which enrich our idea of what fiction can do.’

The shortlist of six books will be announced on 9 April at an event at Somerset House in London, and the winner of the 2019 prize will be announced on 21 May at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London.
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