The International Booker Prize 2023 shortlist announced

The panel of judges is chaired by the prize-winning French-Moroccan novelist, Leïla Slimani. The panel also includes Uilleam Blacker, one of Britain’s leading literary translators from Ukrainian; Tan Twan Eng, the Booker-shortlisted Malaysian novelist; Parul Sehgal, staff writer and critic at the New Yorker; and Frederick Studemann, Literary Editor of the Financial Times

The 2023 judges are looking for the best work of international fiction translated into English, selected from entries published in the UK or Ireland between May 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023. The books, authors and translators the prize celebrates offer readers a window onto the world and the opportunity to experience the lives of people from different cultures.

The shortlist of six books was announced on Tuesday, April 18. The winning title will be announced at a ceremony at Sky Garden in London on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

The shortlist includes:

  1. Still BornStill Born by Guadalupe Nettel, translated by Rosalind Harvey;
  2. Standing Heavy by GauZ’, translated by Frank Wynne;
  3. Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated by Angela Rodel;
  4. The Gospel According to the New World by Maryse Condé, translated by Richard Philcox;
  5. Whale by Cheon Myeong-kwan, translated by Chi-Young Kim;
  6. Boulder by Eva Baltasar, translated by Julia Sanches.

More information here.

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