2021 International Booker Prize

Thursday, 01 April 2021

Congratulations to Can Xue – whose latest book I Live in the Slums is on the longlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize.

I Live in the Slums by Can Xue, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping, is on the longlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize. The prize aims to encourage more publishing and reading of quality works of imagination from all over the world, and to give greater recognition to the role of translators.

The judges said: 'Who’s speaking? Is it a rat? Or a tree? Or some kind of previously unimagined being? Using cool, concise language, Can Xue takes us into an extraordinary imaginative universe – as bizarre and haunting as anything created by Hieronymous Bosch'.

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