The Man Booker International Prize is a slightly more obscure prize than, say, The Women’s Prize, The Giller Prize, or the plain ol’ Man Booker Prize. That’s partly why I am keen to follow it – it’s not as overwhelming. There are plenty of other #mbi2018 readers, though. Here are a few I’m following. If I missed you, let me know!
The Man Booker International Prize Shadow Jury
These are the cool kids of #mbi2018. They are already posting longlist reviews! Actually, I’ve followed several of them for years, and they are super nice. Here is the full list of shadow jurors. In particular, I recommend Dolce Bellezza for thoughtful reviews and reading challenges galore; and Tony’s Reading List for his sense of humour and commitment to translated fiction (and the best book blog tagline in the game: “Too lazy to be a writer – Too egotistical to be quiet”).
The Man Booker International Prize on Booktube
While the Women’s Prize threatens to take over our literary corner of Booktube, there are a couple of channels following the #mbi2018:
- New-to-me channel Hooked on Books who is very enthusiastic about Die, My Love
- Party-pooper Britta Böhler, who offers some much-needed criticism of the longlist
- The Bookish Land, who introduced me to a new favourite in-translation author, Eileen Chang (not on the #mbi2018 longlist, on account of being dead for 25 years)
- Another new-to-me channel, Beyond the Epilogue, who I now follow on Booktube, WordPress, Instagram and Twitter – that’s when you know it’s real 🙂
- WhatKamilReads, who convinced me to read A Horse Walks Into A Bar (last year’s MBI winner), a major factor in my following the prize
- Eric Karl Anderson, who mentions some (all too rare) **book blogger drama** in his video, and no, I have not figured out who he’s talking about, despite some meticulous Twitter advanced searching!
- Last but not least, The Book Prize Addict herself: PEG:
Everywhere else, use the #mbi2018 hashtag. Here’s some pretty Bookstagram pics to get you started: