2022 International Booker Prize Shortlist Announced


2022 Intrnational Booker Prize shortlist announced

2022 International Booker Prize has shortlisted its contenders down to six novels, which include an already previous winner Olga Tokarczuk and completely new authors translated into English for the first time.


The shortlist consists of the novels translated from Korean, Norwegian, Japanese, Spanish, Hindi and Polish. As stated on the official Booker prize site, "this year’s shortlisted books all explore trauma, whether on an individual or societal level."


Here are the six novels still competing for the 2022 International Booker Prize:


Told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.


Heaven

By Mieko Kawakami

Translated by Sam Bett David Boyd


Told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.









Jon Fosse delivers both a transcendent exploration of the human condition and a radically ‘other’ reading experience - incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.


A New Name: Septology VI-VII

By Jon Fosse

Translated by Damion Searls


Jon Fosse delivers both a transcendent exploration of the human condition and a radically ‘other’ reading experience - incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique.








Olga Tokarczuk's portrayal of Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.

The Books of Jacob

By Olga Tokarczuk

Translated by Jennifer Croft


Olga Tokarczuk's portrayal of Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.










A unique story that interweaves crime fiction with intimate tales of morality and the search for individual freedom.


Elena Knows

By Claudia Piñeiro

Translated by Frances Riddle


A unique story that interweaves crime fiction with intimate tales of morality and the search for individual freedom.








An urgent yet engaging protest against the destructive impact of borders, whether between religions, countries or genders.

Tomb of Sand

By Geetanjali Shree

Translated by Daisy Rockwell


An urgent yet engaging protest against the destructive impact of borders, whether between religions, countries or genders.









Bora Chung presents a genre-defying collection of short stories, which blur the lines between magical realism, horror and science fiction.


Cursed Bunny

By Bora Chung

Translated by Anton Hur


Bora Chung presents a genre-defying collection of short stories, which blur the lines between magical realism, horror and science fiction.









The winners of the prize will be named on 26 May 2022.

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