Over at ReadySteadyBook the 2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist has been announced.
So far I've only read two of the titles (A Blessed Child by Linn Ullmann and How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic--both were very good) but several others are on my to-read list.
The longlist includes:
Voiceover by Celine Curiol (trans. Sam Richard)
A Blessed Child by Linn Ullmann (trans. Sarah Death)
The Blue Fox by Sjón (trans. Victoria Cribb)
Friendly Fire by A.B. Yehushua (trans. Stuart Schoffman)
My Father's Wives by Jose Eduardo Algualusa (trans. Daniel Hahn)
The White King by Gyorgy Dragomán (trans. Paul Olchvary)
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (trans. Anne McLeane)
Homesick by Eshkol Nevo (trans. Sondra Silverstein)
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (trans. Flora Drew)
The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa (trans Stephen Snyder)
Novel 11, Book 18 by Dag Solsted (trans. Sverre Lyngstad)
The Director by Alexander Ahndoril (trans. Sarah Death)
The Armies by Euelio Rosero (trans. Anne McLean)
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stasic (trans. Anthea Bell)
The Siege by Ismail Kadare (trans. David Bellos, from the French of Jusuf Vrioni)
Night Work by Thomas Glavinic (trans. John Brownjohn)
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