The International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction revealed that the novel “The Sand Tomb” won its grand prize, estimated at 50 thousand pounds, divided equally between Indian author and translator Daisy Rockwell, in its 2022 session, thus becoming the first Indian novel to win this international prize.
In an official statement, members of the International Booker Prize jury for the translated novel stated the reasons for winning the Grand Prize for the novel “The Sand Tomb”, because it is an “unusually funny and interesting” novel.
Members of the International Booker Prize jury, in its 2022 session, said that the novel “The Tomb of the Sand” is the first Indian novel to be officially recognized by the prize, and to receive its prize.
Set in northern India, the novel “Sand Tomb” follows the adventures of an 80-year-old woman who unexpectedly gains a new and very unconventional life, according to committee members.
In terms of winning, the writer was able to present an unusually attractive and funny novel, and at the same time represented an urgent protest against the destructive influence of borders, whether between religions, countries or genders.
The shortlist for the International Booker Prize for Fiction, for its session in 2022, witnessed a competition between six novels, namely:
Sky, by Miko Kawakami, translated by Samuel Pete David Boyd.
“Elena Knows” by Claudia Pinheiro, translated by Francis Riddell.
A New Name: Sixth and Seventh Physiologies by John Foss, translated by Damion Searles.
The Sand Grave is a novel by Gitanjali Shri, translated by Daisy Rockwell.
Jacob’s Books by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft.
Cursed Rabbit, by Bora Chung, translated by Anton Houer.
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