From Korean fairy tale to French horror, Caribbean gospel to Indian melodrama, the International Booker Prize 2023 longlist offers a breadth of remarkable translated fiction. But where to start?


This year’s International Booker Dozen features quality fiction from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the oldest writer ever to be nominated for the prize, three writers who appear in English for the first time, and books translated from 11 languages. But if you need help navigating the list, our whizzy quiz will help you discover which of the 13 longlisted books is perfect for you.

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The International Booker Prize 2023 longlist


Translated by Julia Sanches


Translated by Chi-Young Kim

Standing Heavy

Translated by Frank Wynne

Time Shelter
Prize winner

Translated by Angela Rodel

Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv

Translated by Reuben Woolley


Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan