Per Petterson, who is a former winner of the Independent prize, makes the line-up for his novel I Curse the River of Time (see review). The book is set in 1989. We meet Arvid Jansen seeks to make sense of his life while he struggles with a divorce and his mother’s cancer diagnosis.
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky from the German
Kamchatka by Marcelo Figueras, translated by Frank Wynne from the Spanish
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely from the Turkish
I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson, translated by Charlotte Barslund with Per Petterson from the Norwegian
Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo, translated by Edith Grossman from the Spanish
The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka, translated by Margaret Jull Costa from the Spanish