European Literature Festival: Man Booker International Prize Shortlist Readings

Join some of the most exciting writers from around the world on the eve of 2016 Man Booker International Prize award. This rich afternoon of readings and conversation, hosted by BBC broadcaster Razia Iqbal, presents some of the six chosen writers and their works.

The 2016 shortlist includes:

A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker), by José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola), translated by Daniel Hahn (UK),
The Story of the Lost Child (Europa Editions), by Elena Ferrante (Italy), translated by Ann Goldstein (USA),
The Vegetarian (Portobello Books), by Han Kang (South Korea), translated by Deborah Smith (UK),
A Strangeness in My Mind (Faber & Faber), Orhan Pamuk (Turkey), translated by Ekin Oklap (Turkey),
A Whole Life (Picador), by Robert Seethaler (Austria), translated by Charlotte Collins (UK),
The Four Books (Chatto & Windus), by Yan Lianke (China), translated by Carlos Rojas (USA).

Settings range from war-torn Angola to Naples terrorised by the Camorra, from the mountains of Austria to the growing sprawl of Istanbul, and from metamorphosis in South Korea to allegorical transformation during the Great Famine in China.

SUNDAY 15 MAY, 2.30pm

British Library, Conference Centre
96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Admission: £12 / £10 / £8
Bookings essential: +44 330 333 1144,

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