Hiromi Kawakami, Strange Weather in Tokyo (published in the US as The Briefcase; Asian Prize finalist in 2013)
Hassan Blasim, The Iraqi Christ
Karl Ove Knausgård, A Man in Love
Birget Vanderbeke, The Mussel Feast
Yoko Ogawa, Revenge
Hubert Mingarelli, A Meal in Winter
The winner will be announced May 22.