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Here's How to Get Each of the Man Booker International Prize Finalists

Mar 15, 2017

Fans of global literature celebrated the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize longlist on Wednesday, with 13 novels from around the world making the cut. The award celebrates works that were translated into English and published in the U.K. Many of the books have already been released in the U.S. as well, and some are still on the way. Here's how to find each of the finalists:

Compass by Mathias Enard (France)
This novel about a musicologist with insomnia comes out in the U.S. on March 28. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (Poland)
A paperback edition of this novel about memories of a rural youth is coming to the U.S. on Sept. 12. You can pre-order that, or in the mean time, Amazon is selling used copies of the U.K. edition.

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel)
This novel about a stand-up comic's set in a small Israeli city came out in the U.S. in February. You can order it here.

War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (Belgium)
A grandson recounts the story of his WWI-survivor grandfather's life in this novel, which came out last August in the U.S. and is available here.

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway)
This novel about a fishing family living alone on an island doesn't appear to have an official U.S. release planned, but used copies of the U.K. edition are available on Amazon.

The Traitor's Niche by Ismail Kadare (Albania)
Like The Unseen, there doesn't appear to be an official U.S. release planned for this novel about rebellion in the Ottoman Empire, but used U.K. copies are available on Amazon.

Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (Iceland)
The same applies for this novel about an Icelandic town with a U.S. military base: used U.K. copies can be ordered on Amazon.

The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke (China)
This novel about a Chinese village growing into a booming city came out in the U.S. last October; you can get it here.

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (France)
This novel about an orphan's adventures in Congo will come out in the U.S. on June 6; you can pre-order it here.

Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer (Germany)
There doesn't appear to be an official U.S. release planned for this novel about sex work in the former German Democratic Republic, but used copies of the U.K. edition are available on Amazon.

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark)
Again, no official U.S. edition seems to be set for this novel about a 40-something woman learning to drive, but used U.K. copies can be found on Amazon.

Judas by Amos Oz (Israel)
This novel about a biblical scholar in Jerusalem came out in the U.S. last November; you can order it on Amazon.

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina)
This novel about a woman dying in a hospital clinic and the boy sitting by her side came out in the U.S. in January; you can get it here.

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