Sheffield publisher And Other Stories celebrates Man Booker International Prize shortlisting

23rd April 2019

And Other Stories is absolutely thrilled to announce that Alia Trabucco Zerán's debut novel The Remainder, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.

The prize, worth £50,000 and split between the winning author and translator, celebrates the very best of international fiction in translation each year. Intense, intelligent, and extraordinarily sensitive to the shape and weight of words, this remarkable debut presents a new way to count the cost of a pain that stretches across generations. The judges called it "a lyrical evocation of Chile's lost generation, trying ever more desperately to escape their parents' political shadow." You can read an excerpt here. Alia Trabucco Zerán and Sophie Hughes are in great company, with the shortlist celebrating a list of esteemed authors and translators. The list spans five languages and is dominated by independent publishers: Fitzcarraldo Editions, Sandstone Press, Serpent's Tail and ourselves And Other Stories. The Shortlist is as follows: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth, published by Sandstone Press The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated from the French by Alison L. Strayer, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions The Pine Island by Marion Poschmann, translated from the German by Jen Calleja, published by Serpent's Tail, Lond Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, published by MacLehose Press The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes, published by And Other Stories Congratulations to all shortlisted authors and translators. The winner will be announced at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London on 21 May. Alia Trabucco Zerán and Sophie Hughes Quizzed on the Man Booker website. Read the full interview here

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