Geetanjali Shree wins 2022 Booker Prize

27 May 2022
2022-05-27 09:07

Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel with a boundary-crossing 80-year-old heroine.

Geetanjali Shree, Booker prize winner said "This is a bolt from the blue, but what a nice one. And I'm still reeling. I never dreamt of the Booker and never thought I could. What a huge recognition. I'm amazed, delighted, honored and humbled."

Originally written in Hindi, it’s the first book in any Indian language to win the high-profile award, which recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English.

The $63,000 prize money will be split between New Delhi-based Shree and Rockwell, who lives in Vermont.

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