Posted on April 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Most of the records and firsts set by the 2023 International Booker Prize longlist have survived to the shortlist, revealed today.
Two original languages — Bulgarian and Catalan — are appearing for the first time on the list; Maryse Condé continues as the oldest nominated author (at age eighty-nine); and she and her husband (who translated her work) remain the first married duo nominated for their collaboration.
The £50,000 prize ($60,800), which is split evenly between author and translator, will be revealed May 23.
Boulder, written by Eva Baltasar and translated from Catalan by Julia Sanches
Standing Heavy, written by GauZ’ and translated from French by Frank Wynne
Still Born, written by Guadalupe Nettel and translated from Spanish by Rosalind Harvey
The Gospel According to the New World, written by Maryse Condé and translated from French by Richard Philcox
Time Shelter, written by Georgi Gospodinov and translated from Bulgarian by Angela Rodel
Whale, written by Cheon Myeong-kwan and translated from Korean by Chi-Young Kim
Each of these books receives £2,500 (about $3,000).
The prize is given out annually to the best work of fiction that has been translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland.
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