Tomb of Sand, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, has won the 2022 International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction. This is the first book originally written in any Indian language to win the International Booker Prize, and the first novel translated from Hindi to be recognized by the award.
Each year, the International Booker Prizeis awarded to a book translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. It is intended to recognize and value world-class fiction on a global basis.
In 2005, the International Booker was awarded for the first time still under the title "Man Booker International Prize". Early winners include Ismail Kadare (2005), Chinua Achebe (2007), Alice Ann Munro (2009), Philip Milton Roth (2011), as well as Lydia Davis (2013) and László Krasznahorkai (2015). The aim of the prize is to encourage the reading of high quality fiction from around the world and also to appreciate the work of translators.
The prize is worth £50,000, which is shared equally between the author and the translator. Additionally, each shortlisted title receives £2,500.