Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International prize:  Israeli author Amos Oz. Photograph: Dan Porges/Getty Images

Four possible Nobel literature laureates, Israelis Amos Oz and David Grossman, Albanian Ismail Kadare and Yan Lianke, who is a banned writer in his na(...)

Ioana Parvulescu: Her reconstruction of Bucharest  in the 19th century is so vivid that it emerges as one of the central characters in a feel good novel busy with everyday life. Photograph: Mihai Benea

A young aristocrat is discovered lying in the snow, mortally wounded. He takes a while to die, uttering something mysterious as he expires. Nearby ano(...)