“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Yan Lianke and Cindy Carter nominated for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012

By Helen Wang, published

The judges this year are Boyd Tonkin (The Independent), Hephzibah Anderson (writer and critic), Nick Barley (Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival), Professor Jon Cook (Director of Creative and Performing arts, University of East Anglia) and Xiaolu Guo (who was shortlisted for this prize for her novel Village of Stone). There are fifteen on the long list. The winner will be announced at the London Bookfair on Monday 16 March [sorry, this should be Monday 16 April]. See the article in The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/the-independent-foreign-fiction-prize-longlist-spans-a-planet-of-stories-7545606.html).

The long list
Aharon Appelfeld, Blooms of Darkness(tr. Jeffrey M Green; from the Hebrew; Alma Books)
Bernardo Atxaga, Seven Houses in France (tr. Margaret Jull Costa; Spanish; Harvill Secker)
Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery (tr. Richard Dixon; Italian; Harvill Secker)
Tristan Garcia, Hate: a romance (tr. Marion Duvert & Lorin Stein; French; Faber & Faber)
Judith Hermann, Alice (tr. Margot Bettauer Dembo; German; The Clerkenwell Press)
Diego Marani, New Finnish Grammar (tr. Judith Landry; Italian; Dedalus)
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84, Books 1 and 2 (tr. Jay Rubin; Japanese; Harvill Secker)
Peter Nadas, Parallel Stories (tr. Imre Goldstein; Hungarian; Jonathan Cape)
Amos Oz, Scenes from Village Life (tr. Nicholas de Lange; Hebrew; Chatto & Windus)
Matthias Politycki, Next World Novella (tr. Anthea Bell; German; Peirene Press)
Steve Sem-Sandberg, The Emperor of Lies (tr. Sarah Death; Swedish; Faber & Faber)
Kyung-sook Shin, Please Look After Mother (tr. Chi-Young Kim; Korean; Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Sjón, From the Mouth of the Whale (tr. Victoria Cribb; Icelandic; Telegram Books)
Dag Solstad, Professor Andersen's Night (tr. Agnes Scott Langeland; Norwegian; Harvill Secker)
Yan Lianke, Dream of Ding Village (tr. Cindy Carter; Chinese; Constable & Robinson)

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You mean Monday 16 April, yes?

 Canaan Morse, March 11, 2012, 11:04p.m.

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