The 2022 International Booker Prize Longlist Announced
The 2022 International Booker Prize judges have announced the longlist of the candidates for this annual prestigious literary award, which might accelerate sales of the prize winner in hundred of times. Thirteen novels translated into English from 11 languages and originated from 12 countries from all over the globe have entered the competition.
Frank Wynne, the chair of the 2022 judges, has summed up the longlist in the following statement: "From the intimate to the epic, the numinous to the profane, the books make up a passionately debated longlist that trace a ring around the world. These 13 titles from 12 countries and 11 languages explore the breadth and depth of human experience, and are a testament to the power of language and literature."
Last year the International Booker Prize was handed to At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, which experienced a 477% sale increase right after the announcement.
The shortlist 2022 of six novels, which will continue the competition, will be announced on 7 April, and the winners of the prize will be named on 26 May.
The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland.