‘Tomb of Sand’ is the first novel translated from an Indian language to win the award. Shree and Rockwell split the International Booker’s £50,000 purse.
Appearing at Paris’ Festival du Livre, International Booker-shortlisted Geetanjali Shree discusses translation and ‘a very eclectic moment.’
The six-title 2022 International Booker Prize shortlist has been announced on London Book Fair’s final day.
The 13-title 2022 International Booker Prize longlist includes three books each from Tilted Axis Press and Fitzcarraldo Editions.
The London Book Fair introduces a fair illustrator and a fair poet in April, for special recognition and appearances. And tranlsation press Tilted Axis forms a partnership for rights in Australia, New Zealand.
While translations from Asia seem to have new traction in the UK market, could the market be overly dependent on awards programs and uneven funding?
‘Publishing’s inherent conservatism,’ says translator and now publisher Deborah Smith, has helped prompt her to start her own company, Tilted Axis Press.