Books: 2022 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Shortlist

Heaven

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. Translated by Samuel Bett and David Boyd.

By Mieko Kawakami

Translated by Samuel Bett David Boyd

Elena Knows

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

By Claudia Piñeiro

Translated by Frances Riddle

A New Name: Septology VI-VII

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

By Jon Fosse

Translated by Damion Searls

Tomb of Sand

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

By Geetanjali Shree

Translated by Daisy Rockwell

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk’s portrayal of Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence. Translated by Jennifer Croft.

By Olga Tokarczuk

Translated by Jennifer Croft

Cursed Bunny

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

By Bora Chung

Translated by Anton Hur

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