The 2022 International Booker Prize shortlist
8 April 2022
The 2022 International Booker Prize shortlist was announced yesterday, and includes the following six titles:
- Heaven, by Mieko Kawakami
- Elena Knows, by Claudia Piñeiro
- A New Name: Septology VI-VII, by Jon Fosse
- Tomb of Sand, by Geetanjali Shree
- The Books of Jacob, by Olga Tokarczuk
- Cursed Bunny, by Bora Chung
The first thing that grabbed me when looking at the shortlisted titles was the variation in their size. For instance Mieko Kawakami’s Heaven is about 192 pages in length, while The Books of Jacob, by Olga Tokarczuk, weighs in at some 990 pages.
That’s a little bit of reading for those who’d like to familiarise themselves with the six works, before the winner is named on Thursday 26 May 2022.