JCB Prize for Literature announces 2022’s longlist of 10 ‘incredible’ books | Books and Literature News,The Indian Express

"All the longlisted books have a common denominator -- a rich and varied story, and language that surprises and delights. By creating new and engrossing realities they took us back to when we were younger and just discovering the world," said Mita Kapur, JCB's literary director.

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JCB Prize for Literature announces 2022’s longlist of 10 ‘incredible’ books

"All the longlisted books have a common denominator -- a rich and varied story, and language that surprises and delights. By creating new and engrossing realities they took us back to when we were younger and just discovering the world," said Mita Kapur, JCB's literary director.











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New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2022 3:14:03 pm



































The 10 books selected for The JCB Prize for Literature, 2022. (PR handout)The longlist of the 2022 JCB Prize for Literature, selected by a jury comprising journalist and editor AS Panneerselvan, authors Janice Pariat, Rakhee Balaram, Amitabha Bagchi, and historian and academician Dr J Devika, was announced on Saturday.

Every year, publishers across India are asked to submit their finest work out of which the jury chooses the top 10 books that “excites a searching heart,” said Mita Kapur, JCB’s literary director.

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“Books from 16 states in 8 languages were entered for #TheJCBPrize this year. After months of reading, and hours of discussion, the 2022 jury announce the longlist. The Shortlist will be announced in October,” The JCB Prize for Literature wrote in a tweet. Amidst titles in Bengali and Malayalam, titles in Urdu, Hindi, and Nepali have been featured in the longlist for the first time.

Books from 16 states in 8 languages were entered for #TheJCBPrize this year. After months of reading, and hours of discussion, the 2022 jury announce the Longlist. The Shortlist will be announced in October.https://t.co/khVT9yA3J1

https://indianexpress.com/article/books-and-literature/the-jcb-prize-for-literature-announces-2022s-longlist-of-10-incredible-books-8128473/


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