Awards: Man Booker Int'l; Simpson Family; Dr. Tony Ryan

A 13-book longlist has been unveiled for the £50,000 (about $61,700) Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The award will be divided equally between the author of the winning book and its translator. In addition, each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000 (about $1,390). A shortlist of six books will be released April 12, with the winner named May 22 in London. This year's longlisted titles are:

The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet (France), translated by Sam Taylor
The Impostor by Javier Cercas (Spain), translated by Frank Wynne
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes (France), translated by Frank Wynne
Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), translated by Susan Bernofsky
The White Book by Han Kang (South Korea), translated by Deborah Smith
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz (Argentina), translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff
The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes 
Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), translated by Camilo A. Ramirez
The Flying Mountain by Christoph Ransmayr (Austria), translated by Simon Pare
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), translated by Jonathan Wright
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), translated by Jennifer Croft
The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi (Taiwan), translated by Darryl Sterk
The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra (Spain), translated by Natasha Wimmer


The shortlist for the $50,000 2nd Annual 2018 Simpson Family Literary Prize, recognizing mid-career authors in fiction, are:

Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ecco)
Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark Dark (FSG)
Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs (Penguin)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy (Rare Bird)

The prize is administered by the Simpson Project, a collaboration of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation and the University of California, Berkeley, English Department.


The semi-finalists for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, which honors books with a horse racing background, are:

Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill
Missionville by Alex Brown
Out of Luck by John Perrotta, illustrated by Jen Ferguson
Pulse by Felix Francis
The Whole Sky by Heather Henson

The winner will be announced April 19.

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