Delhi-based writer Geetanjali Shree is the first Indian writer to win the International Booker Prize. Her novel titled Ret Samadhi, translated into English as Tomb of Sand by Daisy Rockwell, won the International Booker Prize. It was the first Hindi-language book to be shortlisted for the price of £50,000.
Take a look at the moment Geetanjali Shree and @shreedaisy found they had won the #2022InternationalBooker Price! Read more about ‘Tomb of Sand’ here: https://t.co/VBBrTmfNIH@TiltedAxisPress #TranslatedFiction pic.twitter.com/YGJDgMLD6G
— The Booker Awards (@TheBookerPrizes) May 26, 2022
“Congratulations to Geetanjali Shree and @shreedaisy longlisted to Tomb of Sand: https://thebookerprizes.com/the-booker-library/books/tomb-of-sand #2022InternationalBooker #TombofSand #GeetanjaliShree #[email protected] The Booker Prizes reported this in a tweet.
Only a narrow self and limited mind would want a shrunken monolingual existence: International Booker shortlisted author Geetanjali Shree
It is a story set in the shadow of the division of India, which follows an elderly woman after the death of her husband. “Jasss! Translator Daisy Rockwell and author Geetanjali Shree win the International Booker for ‘Tomb of Sand’ (‘Ret Samadhi’ in the original). A first win for a Hindi novel, an Indian novel, a South Asian novel. Congratulations! @TheBookerPrizes,” tweeted Bangladeshi writer Arunava Sinha.
Geetanjali Shree is the author of several short stories and novels. Her 2000 novel Mai was nominated for the Crossword Book Award in 2001.
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