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The JCB Prize for Literature longlist features six translations

In its fifth year, it is one of the most prestigious prizes for contemporary fiction











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New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2022 6:43:31 pm



































JCB Prize for Literature has released its longlist for 2022 and it features six translations In its fifth year, the JCB Prize for Literature has released its longlist for 2022. One of the most prestigious prizes for contemporary fiction, it features six translations, with Hindi, Urdu and Nepali on the list for the first time, alongside Bengali and Malayalam. The ten novels have been selected by a panel of five judges: AS Panneerselvan, (Chair), journalist and editor; Amitabha Bagchi, author; Rakhee Balaram, author and academician; J Devika, translator, historian and academician; and Janice Pariat, author.

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A shortlist of five books will be announced in October, and the winner, who will be awarded Rs 25 lakh, on November 19.

Here is the longlist, where each book carries a “strong sense of the geographic locations they represent,”

1. Tomb of Sand, Geetanjali Shree

https://indianexpress.com/article/books-and-literature/jcb-prize-literature-longlist-six-translations-books-8128982/


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