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    International Booker Prize: Shortlist Readings

    Sun 22 May, 2pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £15
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    The six shortlisted books for the 2022 International Booker Prize
    Booker Prizes

    Discover the authors and translators shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize in an afternoon of readings and discussion, chaired by writer and broadcaster Bidisha.

    The International Booker Prize opens up the world’s fiction and celebrates the art of translation by shining a light on the best translated fiction. The winning author and translator share the £50,000 prize fund equally.

    This year's shortlist is:

    Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated by Anton Hur; published by Honford Star
    A New Name: Septology VI – VII by Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls; published by Fitzcarraldo Editions
    Heaven by Mieko Kawakami, translated by Samuel Bett and David Boyd; published by Picador, Pan Macmillan
    Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro, translated by Frances Riddle; published by Charco Press
    Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell; published by Tilted Axis Press
    The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft; published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

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    Dates & times

    Sun 22 May, 2pm
    Approximate run time: 90 mins.
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