EBRD Literature Prize

2019 longlist

The ten long listed titles for the 2019 EBRD Literature Prize were:

  • Lala by Jacek Dehnel, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (One World)

           Language: Polish

  • Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena, translated by Margita Gaelitis (Peirene Press)

           Language: Latvian

  • The Devils' Dance by Hamid Ismailov, translated by Donald Rayfield (with John Farndon) (Tilted Axis Press)

           Language: Uzbek

  • My Name is Adam by Elias Khoury, translated by Humphrey Davies (MacLehose Press)

          Language: Arabic

  • The Clash of Images by Abdelfattah Kilito, translated by Robyn Cresswell (Darf Publishers)

          Language: French (Moroccan)

  • The Peace Machine by Özgür Mumcu, translated by Mark David Wyers (Pushkin Press)

          Language: Turkish

  • Drive your Plow by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

          Language: Polish

  • The Aviator by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Lisa C. Hayden (One World)


  • The Book of Whispers by Varujan Vosganian, translated by Alastair Ian Blyth (Yale University Press)

          Language: Romanian

  • Shatila Stories by 9 authors, translated by Nashwa Gowanlock (Peirene Press)

          Language: Arabic