CAIRO – 25 January 2022: The International Booker Prize, which is directed at fiction and translation, has set the dates for unveiling the Longlist, the Shortlist, and announcing the prize winner, in the 2022 session.
The International Booker Prize has announced that the longlist of 13 novels will be announced on March 10, the shortlist of six novels will be announced on April 7, and the grand prize winner will be announced on May 26.
It is known that the International Booker Prize is primarily concerned with the translation of novels. The prize value is £50,000, divided equally between the author and the translator.
The award revealed in a statement on its official website that this year's session will witness an increase of £1,000 over previous years, as selected authors and translators will receive £2,500.
The International Booker Prize’s 2022 jury will search for the best translated literary work, selected from among entries published in the United Kingdom or Ireland between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022.
In the 2021 edition, French writer David Diop's “At Night All Blood Is Black”, translated by Anna Moskovakis, won the International Booker Prize.