The International Booker Prize announced the release of the guide to the miserable novels that were previously long and shortlisted, or won their prize through the history of the most famous prize for the novel.
The International Booker Prize stated that these novels represent frightening scenarios for humanity, and in their introduction to these novels said that it is tempting to ask about any of those imaginary nightmares that will be rediscovered as a grim reality in the years to come can become, and it is shocking to note the extent to which some have already become reality. .
The Booker Prize has noted that nearly 600 books have been on the long list for the Booker and Booker International Prize since 1969, recognizing writers and translators from around the world and introducing readers to high-quality fiction in many cases have changed their lives.
Nobody talks about this
It is a novel by Patricia Lockwood and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021, the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 and the Thomas Dylan Prize in 2022.
Nobody talks about It happens when real life clashes with the increasing absurdity of a world obtained through the screen, when it comes to life in a world that has an abundance of evidence of goodness, compassion and justice in the universe contains, and vice versa since.
Memory police novel
A novel by Yoko Ogawa, translated into English by translator Stephen Snyder, who was shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize, is a fascinating Orwellian novel about the abominations of state control by one of Japan’s greatest writers.
When a young novelist discovers that her editor is in danger of being taken away by the memory police, she desperately wants to save him. For some reason he does not forget, and it becomes difficult for him to hide his memories.
Along with the Booker Prize, this novel was shortlisted for the 2019 National Book Award, the Longlist for the Translated Book Award 2020, and the New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year.
Clara and the Sun Novel
A novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the novels nominated by US President Barack Obama for reading.
From her place in the store, Clara, an artificial friend with excellent observation skills, carefully observes the behavior of those who come snooping around, and those who pass by on the street. She still hopes a client will pick her up soon, but when the possibility arises that her circumstances could change forever, Clara is warned not to invest too much in human promises.
Oryx and Crick novel
A novel by the famous British author Margaret Atwood, it begins with the hypothesis that pigs are not allowed to fly, but they change strangely. So, in this regard, the reader follows a man, Jimmy, who lives in a tree, wrapped in old sheets, who now calls himself a snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, annoyed him. And the green-eyed Crick’s children are, for some reason, his responsibility.
England novel … England
A novel by Julian Barnes, previously shortlisted in the International Booker Prize, revolves around the lord of money, Sir Jack Bateman, who built the so-called “Project” on one of the British Isles, a large heritage center that has everything contains “English”. From Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the White Cliffs of Dover. The project is brutal, dangerous and largely successful. In fact, it gradually began to compete with “old” England and even threatened to overwhelm it.
little eyes novel
A novel by author Samanta Schubelin, translated into English by Megan McDowell, who was longlisted in the International Booker Prize, a fictional novel about our interconnected world, about the clash of abomination and humanity, and its events revolves around animals that are not pets, not ghosts or robots, and infiltrated into apartments in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, streets of Sierra Leone, Oaxaca town squares, bedrooms in Indiana. These cute, seemingly anonymous and undetectable games reveal the beauty of connection between distant souls – but also the ugly truth of our interconnected society.
A novel by Anna Smile, which won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was longlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize, takes place in the world of The Chimes in which life is organized by a massive musical instrument that does not enable people to form. new memories. The past is a mystery, every new day feels the same as the previous, and the former is blasphemy.
But slowly, inexplicably, Simon began to remember. He wakes up every morning with a tingling sensation, feeling like there is something he urgently needs to do. In town, Simon meets Lucian, who has a gift for hearing, some secrets of his own and a theory about the danger lurking in Simon’s past.
A novel by John Lanchester, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2020 ORWELL Prize for Political Fiction, the novel revolves around his hero who, if he is happy, and if nothing goes wrong not, must do what he did. for only two years. 729 Another night, as events unfold in a turbulent world.
Roman Exit West
A novel by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, who was a New York Times bestseller, was shortlisted for the 2017 Booker Prize, and won the Aspen Words Literary Award.
Its events revolve around an extraordinary story of love and hope, which reveals and shows doors all over the world. In a city plagued by war, Nadia and Saeed fall into a love story. And barely like strangers, desperate to survive, they open the door and enter. But the doors only go in one direction, and once you are gone, there is no turning back.
A novel that never lets me go
One of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro is a novel by Japanese-British Nobel Prize winner for Literature, in which Kazuo Ishiguro depicts the lives of a group of students growing up in the mysteriously crooked environment of contemporary England. It dramatizes her heroine’s efforts to reconcile with her childhood at a seemingly idyllic school, and the fate that always awaits her and her best friend in the wide world.
The novel of the commandments
A novel by renowned author Margaret Atwood, the novel “The Wills” is a sequel to the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, which revolves around the story of the maid “Offred” after a Christian religious group took power in the United States of America have taken over. America, and the novel discusses the male addiction of women in patriarchal societies, and the different ways in which the characters regained their individuality and independence.
The Maid’s story is divided into two parts, The Night and several other events. The night section deals exclusively with Offred’s story, and the rest deals with other aspects (shopping, waiting room, household chores, etc.) and deals with the possible life of other materials from Offred’s point of view. In many parts of the story, Offred moves between the past and the present as she recounts the events that led to the decline of women’s rights, and the details of her daily life in the present. Television and film adaptations of the novel also won major awards and nominations.
A novel by Howard Jacobso, described as a provocative novel, seen as the dystopian British novel of its time, about two people who fall in love, and do not yet know where they came from or where they are going. They are unsure whether they have fallen in love on their own, and whether they have been pushed into each other’s arms. But who would pay them and why?
This novel takes place in the future – a world in which the past is a dangerous country and can not be talked about or visited, this novel was shortlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize, 2014 Gold Award, and on the longlist for the JQ Wingate Literary Award.
A novel of love in the new millennium
A novel by Kan Shu, and translated into English by Anneliese Finnegan and Asmoen, has been described as the most ambitious work of fiction by a widely acclaimed author, the most important novelist working in China today.
In this grim comedy novel, a group of women live in a world of constant surveillance, while informants hide in flower beds and spread false reports. Conspiracies abound in a society that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to escape – whether they are to mysterious gambling houses or to ancestral houses that can only be reached underground through muddy caves, sewers and tunnels. Others seek the sanctuary of Nest County, where traditional Chinese herbal medicine can self-reform or psychologically transform. Every life is bound by buried secrets and transcendent illusions.