Four from Harvill Secker, including Laurent Binet's HHhH, also make list

Khaled Khalifa's In Praise of Hatred, banned in Syria, has made the longlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013. The book – published secretly in Damascus and banned forty days later – was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2008. Set in and around 1980s Aleppo, the story unpicks a life lived under dictatorship and loudly echoes the violence across the Middle East and the Arab world over the past two years. The translation into English by Leri Price is joined on the 16-strong longlist by Orhan Pamuk – who won the first Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 1990 and has subsequently been shortlisted twice – and Ismail Kadare, who won the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005.