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Longlist | Authors 2005

The texts of the 2005 longlist in alphabetical order (author, country of origin, title, publisher, first place and date of publication, translated title):

Yasser Abd Alhafez
(Egypt): Kurdistan. The Paradise that Saddam Distorted Re-Opens its Gates, Akhbar al-Adab Magazine, Cairo, 10/2004

Anonymous (Riverbend) (Iraq): Baghdad Burning. A Girl Blog from Iraq, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, New York, 2005. In the UK published by Marion Boyars, London, 2005.

Jon Lee Anderson (USA): The Fall of Baghdad, Penguin Press, New York, 2004

Geneviève Bédoucha (France): Éclipse de lune au Yémen. Émotions et désarrois d’une ethnologue, Odile Jacob, Paris, 2004 [Lunar Eclipse in the Yemen. Emotions and Confusions of an Ethnologist]

Anne Brunswic (France): Bienvenue en Palestine. Chroniques d’une saison à Ramallah, Actes Sud, Arles, 2005 [Welcome to Palestine! Diary of a Stay in Ramallah]

Wolfgang Büscher (Germany): Berlin-Moskau. Eine Reise zu Fuß, Rowohlt, Reinbek bei Hamburg, 2003 [Berlin-Moscow. A Journey on Foot]

Chang Ping-I (Taiwan): Outside the World. Days at the Leseng Sanatorium, The Wings of Hope Publishing House, Taipei, 2004

Carolin Emcke (Germany): Von den Kriegen. Briefe an Freunde, S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 2004 [Of Wars. Letters to Friends]

Alexandra Fuller (Great Britain): Scribbling the Cat. Travels with an African Soldier, Penguin Press, New York, 2004

Abdellah Hammoudi (Morocco): Une saison à la Mecque. Récit de pèlerinage, Seuil, Paris, 2004 [A Season in Mecca. Account of a Pilgrimage]

Svetlana Kalinkina & Pavel Sheremet (Belarus): Sluchainyi president, Limbus Press, St. Petersburg, 2003 [The Accidental President]

Alaa Khaled (Egypt): Everything Happens Quietly With No Surprises, Amkenah Magazine, Cairo, 12/2004

William Langewiesche (USA): The Outlaw Sea. A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime, North Point Press, New York, 2004. Published in the UK under the title The Outlaw Sea. Chaos and Crime on the World’s Oceans, Granta Books, London, 2005.

Liu Haijun (China): The Shu Xingbei Files. The Fate of a Genius Physicist, Writer’s Publishing House, Peking, 2005

Suketu Mehta (India): Maximum City. Bombay Lost And Found, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2004

Ricardo Uceda (Peru): Muerte en el pentagonito. Los cementerios secretos del Ejército Peruano, Editorial Planeta, Bogotá, 2004 [Death in the Little Pentagon. The Secret Killing Fields of the Peruvian Army]

Horacio Verbitsky (Argentina): El silencio. De Paulo VI a Bergoglio. Las relaciones de la Iglesia con la ESMA, Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2005 [The Silence. From Paul VI to Bergoglio. The Relations of the Church with ESMA]

William T. Vollmann (USA): Rising Up and Rising Down. Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means, Ecco, New York, 2004

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"The literary journalist has to have his own agenda, an agenda with imagination, watching and looking at reality with new eyes. Don’t allow news from current affairs or the powers that be to impose their agenda on you."Tomás Eloy Martínez (jury member 2004)