Indie presses dominate Man Booker International longlist | The Bookseller

A book from South Korean author Han Kang and translator Deborah Smith has made the 13-strong longlist of titles competing for the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize 2018.

Han Kang and Smith, the joint winners of 2016's 'evolved' prize rewarding author and translator equally, are this year in the running for The White Book (Portobello Books). The title, about mourning and rebirth, as well as the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life, centres on an unnamed narrator who moves to a European city and is haunted by the story of her older sister, who died just two hours after birth. Its author wrote it while on a writer's residency in Warsaw.

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