Man Booker Int’l Prize 2019 longlist dominated by female writers

Judges of the Man Booker International Prize on Wednesday, March 13, unveiled a longlist of 13 books, which happened to be dominated by female authors and independent publishers. In a statement, the chair of the panel, Bettany Hughes, said that the 13 longlisted books "enrich our idea of what fiction can do." The prize aims to "celebrate the finest works of translated fiction from around the world." Contending titles for the award, which is split between authors and translators, must be translated into English and published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The 2019 longlist features books by authors from all around the world, such as Chinese novelist Can Xue's "Love in the Ne...

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