Posted on 04/07/2022 at 10:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
This year's International Booker Prize shortlist also includes a milestone.
The first-ever nominee translated from Hindi has continued on from the longlist, to remain in the running for the £50,000 prize ($65,600), which is split evenly between author and translator.
Additionally, notes the Guardian, five of the six shortlisted authors and half of their translators are women — including previous winners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft.
The following author-translator duos will at least win £2,500 (about $3,300), but possibly more, to be announced May 26.
Cursed Bunny, written by Bora Chung and translated from Korean by Anton Hur
A New Name: Septology VI-VII, written by Jon Fosse and translated from Norwegian by Damion Searls
Heaven, written by Mieko Kawakami and translated from Japanese by Samuel Bett and David Boyd
Elena Knows, written by Claudia Pineiro and translated from Spanish by Frances Riddle
Tomb of Sand, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell
The Books of Jacob, written by Olga Tokarczuk and translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft
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