The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 was announced last week and I’ve been looking into the books that made it on there. I have to admit that I’ve usually not paid a lot of attention to the Booker Prize (or all that many other prizes honestly). Little over a year ago I also wasn’t reading as much and as widely as I do now, so that probably has a lot to do with it as well. But since reading (and really loving) Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” last year, which was the 2016 international winner, I made a mental note to make sure I properly check it out this year!
I probably won’t be reading everything on the longlist, but I’ve listed some books below that definitely have caught my attention and that I would love to read soon.