Olga Tokarczuk in the final of International Man Booker Prize
This is the third time in the last five years that Olga Tokarczuk is on the short final list of authors nominated for the International Booker Award. She is fighting for the title of the laureate together with the author of the translation of the Books of Jacob, Jennifer Croft.
The Books of Jacob, translated by Jennifer Croft, are among six titles included in the short list of nominations for the International Booker Prize 2022. This is the most important, after the Nobel Prize, literary award, which honors authors of books translated into English.
On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the competition jury presentedsix book titles that are competing for the laurel of victory. Księgi Jakubowe was published in the United Kingdom at the end of 2021, and on February 1, 2022 in the United States. Considering that in 2015 they won the Nike Literary Award and the audience award in this poll, it was to be expected that, beyond the borders of our country will also be appreciated.
It is not the first time that Olga Tokarczuk has been present on the list of nominees of the International Man Booker Prize. She appeared there in 2018 with her book "Bieguni" and won the first prize! Both books were translated into English by Jennifer Croft.
This year's shortlist of finalists includes:
Mieko Kawakami, "Heaven", trans. from Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Claudia Piñeiro, "Elena Knows", trans. from Spanish by Frances Riddle
Jon Fosse, "A New Name, Septology VI-VII", trans. from Norwegian by Damion Searls
Geetanjali Shree, "Tomb of Sand", trans. from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell
Olga Tokarczuk, "The Books of Jacob", trans. from Polish by Jennifer Croft
Bora Chung, "Cursed Bunny", trans. from Korean by Anton Hur
We keep our fingers crossed for our Nobel Prize winner and author of the translation.
The winner will be announced on May 26.