From the Japanese occupation of Korea to Kyiv in 1919 and East Berlin in the 1980s, this year’s longlisted books offer stunning evocations of place and time. But where to start?

This year’s International Booker Dozen features quality fiction spanning the length and breadth of the globe. If you need help navigating the list, our highly scientific personality quiz will help you discover which of the 13 longlisted books is perfect for you.

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