The Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction
Vintage are delighted to have 6 titles featured on the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction longlist:
- 1Q84: BOOKS 1 AND 2, Haruki Murakami, translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin (Harvill Secker)
- PARRALLEL STORIES, Peter Nadas, translated from the Hungarian by Imre Goldstein (Cape)
- THE PRAGUE CEMETERY, Umberto Eco, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon (Harvill Secker)
- PROFESSOR ANDERSEN'S NIGHT, Dag Solstad, translated from the Norwegian by Agnes Scott Langeland (Harvill Secker)
- SCENES FROM VILLAGE LIFE, Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange (Chatto)
- SEVEN HOUSES IN FRANCE, Bernardo Atxaga, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa (Harvill Secker)
The judges are Hephzibah Anderson, Nick Barley, Jon Cook, Xiaolu Guo, and Boyd Tonkin. The shortlist will be announced on 12 April, and the winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced on 14 May.
Tonkin said: "For more than a decade, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has introduced readers in Britain to the best stories, and the finest writers, from around the world. This year's long-list again delivers a global panorama of great fiction, and a sparkling showcase for the translator's art. As they take us to Korea or Hungary, Iceland or Israel, to the exotic past and the compelling present, our chosen titles embrace almost every shape, size and setting that fiction can offer. The judges will now prepare for the tough but exhilarating task of picking the final shortlist."