Writer Valeria Luiselli (Mexico City, August 16, 1983) is the first Mexican to be part of the Booker Prize longlist .

The writer was selected for her novel Lost Children Archive . The winner of the 2019 Booker Prize will be announced until next Monday, October 14 .

The book Lost Children Archive , which addresses the situation of migrant children in the U.S ., will be available in Mexico in September under the name of “ Desierto sonoro ,” and will be distributed by Sexto Piso , informed the publishing house.

Beside Luiselli, in the longlist are: Margaret Atwood for The Testaments; Salman Rushdie for Quichotte; Kevin Barry for Night Boat to Tangier; Oyinkan Braithwaite for My Sister, The Serial Killer; Lucy Ellman for Ducks, Newburyport; and Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other.

In addition to John Lanchester for The Wall; Deborah Levy for The Man Who Saw Everything; Chigozie Obioma for An Orchestra of Minorities; Max Porter for Lanny; Elif Shafak for 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World; and Jeanette Winterson for Frankissstein.

The jury that selected the 13 writers is made up of Peter Florence , cocreator of the Hay Festival; the editor Liz Calder , the writers Afua Hirsch and Xiaolu Guo ; as well as the pianist and composer Joanna MacGregor .

Besides being nominated to the Booker Prize, Valeria Luiselli, author of Los ingrávidos and Papeles falsos , is part of the jury of another award, the 2020 International Booker (biennial) for a living writer of any nationality that has been translated to English and published in the UK or Ireland , says the Prize on its website.


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