AusterThe Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Nominated by: Tampere City Library, Tampere, Finland + Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany + Hartford Public Library, Hartford, USA + Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, USA + Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Wenham, USA

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Henry Holt & Co.


BoydAny Human Heart by William Boyd

Nominated by: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, Newcastle, England + Glasgow Libraries, Information & Learning, Glasgow, Scotland + LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, Tallahassee, USA

Publishers of Nominated Editions: Hamish Hamilton + Alfred A. Knopf


CisnerosCaramelo by Sandra Cisneros

Nominated by: New York Public Library, New York, USA

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Alfred A. Knopf


EugenidesMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Nominated by: Hoofdstedelijke Openbare Bibliotheek, Brussels, Belgium + Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken, Leipzig, Germany + Veria Central Public Library, Veria, Greece + Waterford County Library, Waterford, Ireland + Chicago Public Library, Chicago, USA + Richland County Public Library, Columbia, USA + Houston Public Library, Houston, USA + Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, USA + Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, USA + New York Public Library, New York, USA + Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA

Publishers of Nominated Editions: Bloomsbury Publishing + Farrar, Straus & Giroux


GeeThe White Family by Maggie Gee

Nominated by: Manchester Libraries & Theatres, Manchester, England + Mariehamns Stadsbibliotek, Mariehamn, Finland + Jafet Library-American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Saqi Books


JellounThis Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun

Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale

Nominated by: Deichmanske Bibliotek, Oslo, Norway

Publisher of Nominated Edition: The New Press


MaaloufBalthasar’s Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

Translated from the French by Barbara Bray

Nominated by: Médiathèque de l’Agglomération de Montpellier, Montpellier, France + Stadtbibliothek Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Harvill Press


Mistry Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

Nominated by: State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia + Halifax Regional Library, Dartmouth, Canada + Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Canada + Mariehamns Stadsbibliotek, Mariehamn, Finland + Bergen Public Library, Bergen, Norway + City of Johannesburg Library & Information Services, South Africa + Lincoln Library, Springfield, USA + Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Cincinnati, USA + Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, USA + San José Public Library, San José, USA

Publishers of Nominated Editions: McClelland & Stewart + Alfred A. Knopf + Faber & Faber


RahimiEarth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi

Translated from the Dari by Erdag M. Göknar

Nominated by: Helsingin Kaupunginkirjasto Helsinki, Finland + Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Bonn, Germany + Solvberget KF – Stavanger Bibliotek og Kulturhus, Stavanger, Norway + Bibliothèques Municipales, Geneva, Switzerland

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Chatto & Windus


TokarczukHouse of Day, House of Night by Olga Tokarczuk

Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Nominated by: Knjiznice Grada Zagrebau, Zagreb, Croatia + Regional Library of Karviná, Karviná-Mizerov, Czech Republic + Bacs-Kiskun County Government, Kecskemet, Hungary + Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteca Publiczna im Marszalka J.Pilsudskiego, Lodz, Poland

Publisher of Nominated Edition: Granta Books