Awards: Man Booker International; RoNAs

A 13-book longlist has been unveiled for the £50,000 (about $61,020) Man Booker International Prize. The award will be divided equally between the author of the winning book and its translator. A shortlist of six books will be released April 20, and the winner named June 14 in London. This year's longlisted titles are:

Compass by Mathias Enard (France), trans. by Charlotte Mandell
Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (Poland), trans. by Eliza Marciniak
A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel), trans. by Jessica Cohen
War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (Belgium), trans. by David McKay
The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway), trans. by Don Bartlett & Don Shaw
The Traitor's Niche by Ismail Kadare (Albania), trans. by John Hodgson
Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (Iceland), trans. by Phil Roughton
The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke (China), trans. by Carlos Rojas
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (France), trans. by Helen Stevenson
Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer (Germany), trans. by Katy Derbyshire
Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark), trans. by Misha Hoekstra
Judas by Amos Oz (Israel), trans. by Nicholas de Lange
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), trans. by Megan McDowell


Sophia Bennett won the Romantic Novelists' Association's £5,000 (about $6,100) Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year award for Love Song. This is only the second time in the award's 57-year history that the RNA's top prize has been awarded to a YA title. This year's RoNA category winners are:

Contemporary romantic: Summer at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson
Epic: Little Girl Lost by Janet Gover
Historical: It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan
Paranormal or speculative: Max Seventeen by Kate Johnson
Romantic comedy: Out of Practice by Penny Parkes
RoNA Rose: Christmas in the Boss's Castle by Scarlet Wilson
Young adult: Love Song by Sophia Bennett

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