Others on the longlist are Pajtim Statovci's "Crossing" (translated from Finnish by David Hackston), Vigdis Hjorth's "Will and Testament" (translated from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund), Khaled Khalifa's "Death is Hard Work" (translated from Arabic by Leri Price), Laszlo Krasznahorkai's "Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming" (translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet) and Naja Marie Aidt's memoir about the death of her son, "When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl's Book" (translated from Danish by Denise Newman).
Longlists for poetry, nonfiction and fiction will be announced over the next three days. The lists will be narrowed to five finalists on Oct. 8. Winners will be announced Nov. 20. The awards are presented by the National Book Foundation.