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GEHEN, GING, GEGANGEN sélectionné pour le Man Booker International Prize

Le roman de Jenny Erpenbeck, qui avait déjà été sélectionné pour le Deutscher Buchpreis en 2015, est en lice pour le Man Booker Prize dans la catégorie dédiée aux auteurs nés en dehors du Commonwealth.

Au Royaume-Uni, le livre a été publié par Portobello Books sous le titre « Go, Went, Gone ».

A deeply humane novel, coming exactly at the right time” DeutschlandRadio Kultur

by Jenny Erpenbeck
Knaus, August 2015

How can you bear the passing of time when you are forced to do nothing? How can you cope with losing loved ones? Who passes on your legacy? Richard, a retired professor, has a chance encounter with asylum seekers in the middle of Berlin, and this gives him the idea of searching for answers to his questions where no one else would look: among those young refugees from Africa who have been stranded in Berlin and condemned to wait for years. And suddenly this world looks at him, the man living in Old Europe, and might well know better than he himself who he really is.
In her inimitable way, Jenny Erpenbeck has told a story of looking the other way and taking a look, of death and war, of perpetual waiting and of everything that is lying hidden beneath the surface.

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in 1967. After graduating from high school she first trained as a bookbinder before going on to study theatre science and music stage direction. While working as an opera director she debuted with her short novel Story of the Old Child, which was followed by other literary publications, including novels, short stories and stage plays. Her novel The End of Days was enthusiastically received by both the public and press alike and has been awarded several prizes, including the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2015.

Les Editions Presse de la Cité publieront WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES !

Les Presses de la Cité seront donc l’éditeur du dernier roman de Karen Joy Fowler, déjà lauréat du PEN/Faulkner Award et shortlisté pour le prestigieux Man Booker Prize.

Une autre bonne nouvelle pour l’écrivaine californienne qui vient aussi de se faire dédier une journée spéciale par le maire de Santa Cruz, sa ville natale : « The Karen Joy Fowler Day » !

Karen Joy Fowler finaliste du Man Booker Prize 2014 !

Mise à jour du 6 octobre 2014 : cliquer pour lire

WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES de l’auteure américaine Karen Joy Fowler est shortlisté pour le Man Booker Prize, l’un des prix les plus prestigieux du Royaume-Uni. C’est la première fois que le prix s’ouvre à des auteurs nés en dehors du Commonwealth. Le lauréat sera annoncé le 24 octobre prochain.

Comme nous l’avions annoncé en juillet 2014, le dixième roman de Karen Joy Fowler a déjà remporté le prix FAULKNER/PEN. Les droits de traduction pour la langue française sont encore disponibles.

WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES de Karen Joy Fowler en lice pour le Man Booker Price

Après avoir remporté le prix FAULKNER/PEN, le dixième roman de Karen Joy Fowler a été sélectionné pour le Man Booker Prize 2014.

Les droits de ce bestseller ont été déjà acquis par Putnam/Marian Wood Books (États-Unis); Serpent’s Tail (Royaume Uni); Goldmann (Allemagne); Kinneret (Israël); Albatros (République Tchèque); Aylak Kitap (Turquie); Ponte alle Grazie (Italie); La Magrana (Espagne-langue catalane); Soft Press (Bulgarie).

by Karen Joy Fowler
Putnam, May 2013

“A gripping and surreptitiously intelligent book about a family’s falling apart after a young daughter is sent away… The book is far deeper and more ambitious, however, than its central conceit would lead one to think.” – Khaled Hosseini

“A novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get… [T]his is a story of Everyfamily in which loss engraves relationships, truth is a soulful stalker and coming-of-age means facing down the mirror, recognizing the shape-shifting notion of self.” – Barbara Kingsolver, front page of The New York Times Book Review

“It really is a magnificent piece of work. My greatest joy has been handing it to people and telling them they have to read it. They keep coming back to tell me how much they loved it.” – Ann Patchett

“Read this goddamn book.”Gawker

“Fowler’s novel is superb….Fowler’s smart and exquisitely sad novel provokes us to think about a lot of aspects of our relationship to animals that most of us would rather ignore.  – Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air”

“A strong, unsettling novel . . . Fowler explores the depths of human emotions and delivers a tragic love story that captures our hearts.” – Library Journal (starred review!)

Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind.
Now her adored older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self, her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man.
And Fern, Rosemary’s beloved sister, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief? Fern’s is a fate the family, in all their innocence, could never have imagined.