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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