On Friday, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist was announced. The shortlisted titles are:

  • The Book of Chameleons, by José Eduardo Agualusa, trans. Daniel Hahn
  • The Story of Blanche and Marie, by Per Olov Enquist, trans. Tiina Nunnally
  • Four Walls, by Vangelis Hatziyannidis, trans. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife (Mrs Book read this when we were on holiday last year. I recall her being underwhelmed.)
  • Your Face Tomorrow, 2: Dance and Dream, by Javier Marías trans. Margaret Jull Costa
  • Vienna, by Eva Menasse, trans. Anthea Bell
  • Shyness and Dignity, by Dag Solstad, trans. Sverre Lyngstad (a very fine book, this one)

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